The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that ground beef is responsible for the E. Coli outbreak across six states, including Virginia.
As of Friday, 109 people have been affected. Right now, the CDC is not recommending that consumers avoid ground beef but suggest that consumers and restaurants handle the meat safely and cook it thoroughly. Greg Mauzy has been a beef farmer for over a decade and shares a few tips for producing the best quality beef.
“Good genetics, good forage, good natural minerals. You’ve got to have the right butcher because you can do everything in the world to raise the perfect beef but at the end of the line, it’s the butcher that controls your own destiny,” said Skyview Acres beef farmer Greg Mauzy.
The CDC hasn’t yet identified a common distributor but they will provide updates as the information becomes available.