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Beef Burgers Made of Horse Meat and Salmonella Outbreak from Ground Beef -- The Unsavory Truth of Rising Food Fraud and Contamination

Ground Beef

Story at-a-glance -

  • Several supermarkets in the UK have been found selling beef burgers containing nearly 30 percent horse meat, as well as pig meat. Supermarket giant Tesco has promised to find out how it happened
  • In the United States, federal health officials recently reported that at least 16 people in five states were sickened by ground beef contaminated with salmonella. About half of them required hospitalization, but none have died so far
  • The more steps your food goes through before it reaches your plate, the greater your chances of contamination becomes. If you are able to get your food locally, you eliminate numerous routes that could expose your food to contamination
  • Food fraud is on the rise. According to a report by the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), a whopping 800 new records of food fraud have been added to its ever expanding database over the past two years

By Dr. Mercola

When you buy processed meat, whether from your local grocer or a restaurant, what are you really getting?


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