"Clayton and Belk (1998) determined the number of cattle contributing muscle and/or fat tissue to a single patty, concluding that in a single 4-ounce ground beef patty the fewest number of animals, on average, that contributed tissue to a patty was 55 and the greatest number, on average, was 1,082."This is how one infected cow can sicken thousands of people all over the country ... I would venture.
- Traceback, Traceability And Source Verification In The U.S. Beef Industry (pdf), Colorado State University, 2000
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Centralized Meat Production: One Beef Patty Has Remnants Of How Many Cows In It?
You just finished eating a fast-food hamburger. Guess how many cows contributed to that one 4-ounce beef patty?