June 2012

According to KTIV this morning:

We’ll have to wait a while longer to learn the details of a lawsuit being filed by a former employee of Dakota Dunes-based Beef Products Incorporated. Bruce Smith has postponed a news conference he had scheduled for this afternoon at company headquarters. No explanation was given for the postponement and

062512-map.jpgAccording to the CDC, epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback findings have linked this outbreak of human Salmonella infections to contact with chicks, ducklings, and other live baby poultry from Estes Hatchery in Springfield, Missouri.

A total of 66 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Montevideo have been reported from 20 states.

The number of

According to KTIV TV, a “former BPI employee will file a civil lawsuit following the controversy surrounding lean, finely textured beef — or LFTB” (a.k.a. Pink Slime).  “[T]he civil suit he’ll file against a ‘national news broadcasting company,’ and other individuals involved.”  Here is the press release that propmted the story:


The CDC reported this week that a total of 390 persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Bareilly (376 persons) or Salmonella Nchanga (14 persons) have been reported from 27 states and the District of Columbia.  Of those sickened, 47 people have been hospitalized – fortunately no deaths have been reported. 

Investigation efforts of