October 17, 2009: Cargill Issues Beef Tongue Recall

Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation has publicized today that they are recalling beef tongues.

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There is the possibility that the tongues may have some of the tonsils still attached.  This information was revealed through inspections performed at the plant located in Milwaukee, WI.

Cow tonsils are known as Specified Risk Material (SRM).  It is one of the parts of a cow that cannot be consumed.  In this case it is the tonsils that are removed from a cow head.  If the tonsils are not fully removed from the head, it would not comply with the regulations of the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS).  The reason that the tonsils should not be consumed is that they are at risk for containing bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or mad cow disease.  In rare cases, BSE may lead to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

  • "Various weight cases of "BEEF TONGUE #1 White." Each case bears the establishment number "EST. 17690" on the product label.

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