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JBS Swift E. coli Beef Banned from Mexico – What Would Lou Dobbs Say?

OK, I admit, Lou Dobbs (and all the cable yammering heads) drive me nuts.  Mainly because they prey on peoples’ fears (left and right) and they are smart and sane enough (O.K., exclude Beck and Hannity) to know better.  Lou is particularly bothersome with his constant complaints of illegal immigrants and the plagues (he yells loudly about) they allegedly bring across our borders.

So, today when Mexico’s Sanitary Risk Agency banned the importation of JBS Swift ground beef (made in Colorado) out of concerns of E. coli O157:H7 contamination, I wondered what Lou had to say?  Surprisingly, I have not found a word on his website.  Perhaps, if I can stand it, I will watch his show tonight with a beer (preferably Mexican) in my hand.

As you might recall, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported at least 23 people in nine states have been sickened by E. coli associated with contaminated meat produced by JBS Swift.  Mexico has now recalled JBS Swift ground beef from stores.  In June, JBS Swift recalled 380,000 pounds of beef due to connections with outbreaks of E. coli O157:H7.  We have sued JBS in Colorado and Washington and will sue them again in Wisconsin next week.

So Lou, what say you?  I wonder if he will notice that JBS is a Brazilian company?