Tyson Beef Recall & Vietnam Trade

Tyson Beef Recall & Vietnam Trade

Tyson Beef Recall & Vietnam Trade. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Northwest Report.

The first ever US ag trade mission to a fast growing customer of our nation's goods took place this week. USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Acting Administrator Suzanne Heinen discusses US agricultural products that are desired by Vietnam. 

HEINEN: There’s interest in live cattle coming to Vietnam. Dairy cattle. And we’re beginning to see interest in fresh fruits that they don’t grow here so those are apples, grapes, these products that we’re strong in. They have more tropical fruits than we do so there’s good complimentarity between the two countries.

Tyson Fresh Meats has recalled about 131,300 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli. The first report came out of Ohio where ground beef tested positive. The products being recalled include Kroger-brand ground beef; Butcher's Brand beef; and generic label beef. All the beef was produced August 23, and has a "best before or freeze by" date of September 12. Tyson, which is based in Emporia, Kansas, said that given the "best before" date, it is likely most of the affected product has already been consumed. However, the company urges consumers to check their freezers and if they find the product in question, to return or discard it.

Now here’s today’s Washington Grange report.


That’s today’s Northwest Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network. 

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