Unformatted text preview: Mad Cow include twitching and increasing memory problems. At Higgins and Hancock, the ground beef patties are made by coarse grinding fresh & frozen meat and then combining them in a formulation blender to make batches. They are then fine ground and put in 2,000 pound bins called “combo bins”. From the combo bins, the ground beef is taken by conveyor belt to the patty-formulation machine, which is in a separate room to keep it clean and protect it. After forming, the patties are nitrogen frozen and hand packed into boxes. Toxin did not really make me nervous about eating beef, but ServSafe certainly did. There are so many disgusting microorganisms that can make people incredibly sick, or incredibly dead. It’s a distressing thought....
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- Fall '07
- Higgins, Bovine spongiform encephalopathy, ground beef