Cargill Meat Solutions of Fort Morgan is recalling 66.3 tons of ground beef products following an outbreak of one death and 17 illnesses that were reported due to E. coli contamination.
Denver Post Food investigators determined that everyone sickened had purchased raw meat at grocery stores supplied by Cargill, Machuca said.
The ground beef items were produced and packaged on June 21, 2018. An Aug. 16 FSIS investigation verified the 17 E. coli illnesses reported between July 5 and July 25, according to a news release by Maria Machuca of the USDA.
In a statement on Thursday, Cargill said all of the affected products have been removed from supermarkets. Food safety teams are reviewing the Fort Morgan facility and others “to ensure we continue to deliver safe food,” the statement said.
“We were distressed to learn a fatality may be related to an E.coli contamination of one of our products,” it said. “Our hearts go out to the families and individuals affected by this issue.”
Reasonable religious accommodation in the workplace does not include hundreds of assembly line Muslim workers taking several breaks during working hours to pray. Cargill tried to be accommodating but, as usual, Muslim demands soon became excessive. As a result, 200 Somali Muslims walked out on the job in protest. Cargill then fired them.
While 200 Somali Muslim workers were fired, many more are still working at the plant. (There’s a price to pay when you insist on hiring cheap Muslim labor)
200 Muslim employees who were fired from the Fort Morgan Cargill plant Dec. 23 after they claimed its management was no longer allowing them to take time off several times a day to pray in the workplace.
NEVER HIRE A MUSLIM Reason #190: CARGILL must pay a $1.5M settlement to Somali Muslim so-called ‘workers’ at Fort Morgan plant fired after a prayer dispute