Meat Safety Questioned

The Chicago Tribune examines the safety and negative health consequences of eating meat.


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Last Friday, the Chicago Tribune released an article investigating recent meat recalls and examined the health consequences of consuming factory-farmed meat and poultry. The article goes into great detail about the different safety and health risks inherent to factory-farming practices, such as spraying meat with ammonia, injecting chlorine into chickens, and carbon-monoxide exposure to meat during packaging. Earlier this week, a recall was issued for 864,000 pounds of meat produced at a California meat processing plant. While the amount alone was staggering, the act of recalling contaminated meat has become an increasingly common practice for the industry.