Yikes--Just When You Thought It Was Safe--Another Food Recall

Pictures of Hamburgers Recalled - Recalled hamburger patties from Topps
@pyewacket (44032)
United States
October 1, 2007 11:28pm CST
Okay granted this might not effect too many people here, but there's been another food recall and it has to do with the prepackaged Topps frozen hamburger patties...So far it seems to be limited to the Northeast of the US but several people have gotten horribly sick due to the e. coli contamination of the meat..and there is a recall of it Thankfully I've never eaten any of the frozen hamburger type patties sold, but just thought I'd warn folks here. Here is the entire article http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=3651228
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@carol_m (709)
• Philippines
2 Oct 07
It is quite alarming that these food recalls are happening considering that we are on the advanced stage already; food manufacturers should have stressed the importance of food sanitation in their processing, and the impact of this on the consumers' health. And as a consumer, we should also be cautious of the processed foods we are buying.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
3 Oct 07
It's scary how much we do rely on processed foods however, right? It's like we're at the manufacturers mercy here. And it's not like Topps is a small company---they should know better.
@carol_m (709)
• Philippines
3 Oct 07
With the advent of technology, I guess we really have no choice but to rely on all these available processed foods. And we have come to be dependent on it. That's why even small scale manufacturers should be knowledgeable of the issue of food safety.
@someonesmom (5765)
• Canada
2 Oct 07
Hi pyewacket, This is insane ... what next? I just don't understand why there have been so many recalls of late, and not just food items either. We can't be too careful. I do buy the frozen meat patties, but not the brand you've mentioned. We're having our recall problems here in Canada too. Thanks so much for letting everyone know. Take Care.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
3 Oct 07
I know what you mean. I never ever remember so many recalls as there has been just in the past two or so years.
@thefortunes (2368)
• Netherlands
2 Oct 07
Gee Pye, this is terrible, and I hate it when the health of so many people is at risk, because they didn't check better and made sure all is safe. Here in The Netherlands this doesn't happen often, or I cannot recall anything regarding food for people in the last 8 years. Only the food for dogs and cats imported for China was copntaminated with something twice in 2 years time. I was so angry that I promised myself to never buy any cat food if not made here, or in the EU. You did very well to bring this to the attention ofm people in MyLot though, thanks dear friend :) TheFortunes
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
3 Oct 07
I didn't realize that the contaminated pet food problem had occurred in your country as well...that's terrible! It seems however, more and more foods are being recalled here in America with some kind of contamination despite the so called strict regulations..someone isn't doing there job apparently otherwise this wouldn't be happening all the time
@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
2 Oct 07
Thanks for the news about another recall. When will it end. I don't buy the frozen beef patties either, but I'm sure a lot of people do. How sad.:(
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
3 Oct 07
I never buy them either...never did like the taste of them when I did. As for when it will end???? who knows??
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
2 Oct 07
it is safer to make your own patties then froze it. atleast you know how long it can be safe to eat.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
3 Oct 07
That's what I always do too
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
2 Oct 07
thanks again for the heads up I havent eatin the TOPP brand but will look out for it thanks
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
3 Oct 07
I've only eaten the premade frozen patties once or twice in the past and never cared for the taste of them anyway--but many people do get them
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
3 Oct 07
The thin ones are just waht you get at Mc Donalds Wendys and BUrger king no taste to them. I like the big ones made from Black Angus cattle they are good and jucie but I can make my own the size and shape I want lol
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
2 Oct 07
Thanks for passing this on because some of us don't know about it yet. I heard about it on the news and I feel terrible about the amount of the recall because it tells me roughly how many were killed for nothing all because someone wasn't doing their job properly. What a terrible waste of life. I'm glad I don't eat much meat and none of hamberger for I don't want to be a part of this. I'm working on being a total vegetarian so I won't be any part of it at all. Just looking at the meat I get to thinking, damn, it was alive at one time and I can't eat it. Some meats I don't like and hamberger is definetely one of them along with pork.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
3 Oct 07
Well thank goodness I don't eat these pre-made frozen patties..I did sometime ago and never liked the taste of them....Uh, vegetarian doesn't seem to be the answer either....not long ago there were recalls for spinach and those pre-packed salads and lettuce..yikes is anything safe? I have to confess I do like hamburgers, but I'm with you there...not a pork eater
@anniepa (27248)
• United States
2 Oct 07
I don't think I'm ever going to be sure it's safe anymore! Unbelieveable! Hamburger patties, packaged salads, peanut butter...and we thought our only danger came from China! These are things that come from the good old USA! This isn't the first recall involving frozen hamburger patties; I forget just when it was that it happened before but I haven't gotten any since then not that I got them very much to begin with. It really is very frightening because you never know about these things until something bad happens to somebody and contrary to popular opinion, yes it could happen to you and me! On that happy note...wanna start our own food coop? Annie
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
3 Oct 07
I think it was in the early summer when hamburger patties were recalled once before. Hehe..okay..we could start our own food coop..LOL
• United States
11 Oct 07
i had some of these in my freezer.it wasn't the same lot,but i pitched them anyway.why take chances? if my mother had gotten some of that,i'm sure it'd killed her (already ill). i'm about ready to stop eating cow in it's entirety.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
16 Oct 07
With recalls of foods in general..what IS safe anymore??
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• United States
16 Oct 07
good question. maybe twinkies.i'm betting there's enough chemicals in that to kill anything.or make me glow in the dark,one or the other LOL
@gmakesmoney (2923)
• United States
3 Oct 07
I just bought some patties last week but I don't know what brand, we take them out of the package and freeze them in baggies. It wasn't in a box though so I think we're ok. I am so sick and tired of food recalls. One more and I'm just going to go outside and eat grass from now on, lol.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
3 Oct 07
Oh my I can't tell you how you made me laugh here...eat grass? Uh, but what about pesticides on the grass? Acid rain? LOL
• United States
5 Oct 07
Cr@p you're so right, ok I'll buy some land out in the middle of nowhere and grow my own organic grass to eat. LOL, hey before you know it it would catch on and be the next Hollywood fad diet! I'll have Lindsay Lohan snorting my organic grass, lol.
@meme0907 (3481)
• United States
16 Oct 07
Hey pw, I don't eat frozen hamburger patties either but I'm sure the ppl who do are really glad you posted this discussion.Thanks for keeping us informed |;) +'s |:)
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
16 Oct 07
Glad to keep folks informed...one is beginning to wonder what is safe to eat though
@MsTickle (25064)
• Australia
5 Oct 07
This is rather alarming for the US. I haven't taken much notice previously because what happens over there doesn't concern me. But it's gone way beyond what can be considered normal. What is happening? Is this food produced locally or imported? For all we are pushed to buy local product there is still a lot of importing of products..it doesn't make much sense. Especially idf those products are sub-standard. Don't you have controls in the US to stop this sort of thing before it occurs?
@wotfpatty (2068)
• United States
5 Oct 07
My sister had some of these in her freezer when we heard of the recall. Ugh. She and I both had the recalled peanut butter as well. I am scared to eat anything these days!
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
5 Oct 07
You're not the only one scared to eat anything these days...hey look it this way..one way to lose weight..LOL
@myfanwy65 (1030)
• United States
3 Oct 07
Really makes you want to grow your own food, doesn't it?
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
4 Oct 07
Yup--makes me want to get my own farm! LOL
@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
2 Oct 07
I heard about that. I never buy premade patties because I like to do them myself. So that's one recall I don't have to worry about! Thanks for posting the warning, though.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
4 Oct 07
I like making my own patties to...never did care for the taste of the premade ones..yuk
@Aurone (4757)
• United States
2 Oct 07
Jeez, is it safe to eat anything anymore?
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
3 Oct 07
I sometimes wonder the same thing :(
• Philippines
2 Oct 07
This reminded me anyway to be careful about my food choices. Thanks a lot!
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
3 Oct 07
But even when we are careful, you never know which foods next that might be affected, even the so called safe ones
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
2 Oct 07
Thisis getting to be common place. Are we just finding out about more of it, or is there actually more contamination occuring. We have a meat grinder and grind our own. I think the farther away we can stay from these kinds of things the better off we are.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
3 Oct 07
There just must be more contamination of foods now as I never remember hearing of so many food recalls years ago
• United States
2 Oct 07
Oh thanks so much for that info!! I do on occasion buy those hamburgers but thankfully not recently :) *sigh of relief* My hubby told me the last time not to buy them anymore. He doesn't like them as much as buying the regular hamburger meat and patting them out. I thought they tasted great with a lot less of the hassle. LOL
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
3 Oct 07
I'm with your hubby--I prefer to make my own patties...never did like the taste of those frozen hamburgers...LOL
• Canada
2 Oct 07
Wow, I didn't hear about peanut butter being recalled! I love peanut butter. I only buy it from the health food store though, where it's freshly made and not pre-packaged. But this is too scary! I think we have to get back to the ways of our ancestors, where people raised and prepared their own food. We can make our own beef patties, peanut butter, baby food, pet food, etc., etc. It's starting to seem like this is the only way to be safe...or at least if something DOES happen, we would know it's our own fault and not because of poor inspection practices at some overseas factory or whatnot. What makes me angry is someone somewhere profited very nicely from all this pre-packaged stuff, when it's not even that healthy, and now it's becoming unsafe to eat. :-(
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
3 Oct 07
I know I'm beginning to think we all need to become farmers and raise our own food..then at least we know what the heck we're getting--we're relying too much on processed foods nowadays