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The Los Angeles Times reports that Montebello, California-based Huntington Meat Packing has recalled 864,000 pounds of beef because of concerns about E. coli contamination.

According to the story, a potential problem was detected by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service. An investigation is ongoing, and the Times reports that “several products produced between Jan. 5 and 15 are being recalled. And after further review of the company’s records, the same products produced between Feb. 19 and May 15, 2008, are also being recalled.”
KC's View:
I am by no means an expert on food safety issues, but does it strike anyone else as odd that meat products produced as long ago as February 19, 2008 - almost two years ago - may still be out there? Forget E. coli...that stuff has to have gray hair on it by now...and I’m not sure I’d want to eat meat that old, no matter how it has been stored.

I mean, aged beef is one thing. But this just sounds funky.