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The Wall Street Journal reports that “Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is recalling about 131,300 pounds of ground beef because a family in Ohio fell ill after eating meat produced by the company that was contaminated with E. coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Wednesday.

“The recall involves beef sold as Kroger brands at Kroger Co. supermarkets; Butcher's Beef at Food Lion supermarkets; and generic beef sold to SAV-A-LOT, Spectrum Foods, Supervalu and the Defense Commissary Agency ... Tyson produced the affected meat at its plant in Emporia, Kan., on Aug. 23, the USDA said in a news release.”
KC's View:
I repeat: I would never suggest that the nation’s food safety system is as efficient and effective as it can be. Far from it. But this is clearly not the time to do anything other than redouble our efforts as a nation to be smarter about regulation and oversight.