Fast Food Nation

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Unformatted text preview: nian, August 31, 1997; Ann Schrader, “Tracing E. coli to Meat Earns Awards for Workers,” Denver Post, September 18, 1997; and the transcript of the NAC Meat and Poultry Inspection Hearing, September 10, 1997. 194 Colorado was one of only six states: Meat and Poultry Inspection Hearing transcript, p. 396. primarily to supply hamburgers for the Burger King chain: See Melanie Warner, “How Tyson Ate Hudson,” Fortune, October 27, 1997. Roughly 35 million pounds of ground beef: See Steve Kay, “Hudson Recall Was Larger Than Reported,” Cattle Buyers Weekly, September 29, 1997. Kay’s estimate may in fact be too conservative, since it is based on a production rate of 400,000 pounds a day. The Hudson Beef plant could actually produce twice that amount daily. 195 roughly 200,000 people are sickened: Derived from the annual numbers cited in Mead et al., “Food-Related Illness and Death”: 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations, and 5,000 deaths. more than a quarter of the Americ...
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