Friday, January 11, 2013

Kansas City Star: Beef's Raw Edges

Beef's Raw Edges: Three years ago, at age 87, Lamkin was forced to wear a colostomy bag for the rest of her life after a virulent meat-borne pathogen destroyed her colon and nearly killed her.

What made her so sick? A medium-rare steak she ate nine days earlier at an Applebee’s restaurant.

Lamkin, like most consumers today, didn’t know she had ordered a steak that had been run through a mechanical tenderizer.
 87 year olds shouldn't be eating medium-rare meats.

That said, this seems to be a really good series. Worth a read.

via Metafilter.