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Pricey 4th of July Celebration

Across the nation shoppers are seeing record prices on Ground Beef, Poultry, and produce products. I spoke to USDA Research Economist Ricky Volpe to find out why meat has such a Hefty price tag this year. Full story

Beef Retail Prices Up

   Lean ground beef is up 21 percent to $4.81 per pound, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. And it could turn more consumers to cheaper cuts of meat.

E. coli fears lead to massive ground beef recall

   Tyson Foods recalled more than 131,000 pounds of fresh ground beef Wednesday, after an E. coli outbreak in Ohio. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

Lawsuit asks Taco Bell: ‘Where’s the beef?'

   A class-action lawsuit claims Taco Bell’s meat filling contains less ground beef than government standards require. NBC’s Tom Costello reports, and nutritionist Madelyn Fernstrom sheds light on fast-food additives.

200,000 pounds of ground beef recalled

More than 200,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled after an inspection found them may be spoiled. Full story

Chicago company recalls ground beef

The Illinois Department of Agriculture says a Chicago company has recalled about 200 pounds of ground beef patties because of possible E. coli contamination. Full story

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Ground beef makes its way down a conveyor belt at the Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market meat processing facility in Riverside
Ground beef makes its way down a conveyor belt at the Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market meat processing facility in Riverside

Packages of ground beef make their way down a conveyor belt at the Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market meat processing facility in Riverside, California, March 29, 2012. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo

Butcher Brett Marley holds the freshly ground beef at Casey's Market in Western Springs
Butcher Brett Marley holds the freshly ground beef at Casey's Market in Western Springs

Butcher Brett Marley holds the freshly ground beef at Casey's Market in Western Springs, Illinois, April 25, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

Hamburger
Hamburger

A hamburger made from ground beef containing what is derisively referred to as "pink slime," or what the meat industry calls "lean, finely textured beef," right, and one made from pure 85% lean ground beef are ready for tasting Thursday, March 15, 2012 in Concord, N.H. Under a change announced Thur

ground beef containing what is derisively referred to as "pink slime,"
ground beef containing what is derisively referred to as "pink slime,"

This Thursday, March 15, 2012 photo shows ground beef containing what is derisively referred to as "pink slime," or what the meat industry calls "lean, finely textured beef," right, and pure 85% lean ground beef, in Concord, N.H. Under a change announced Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agricultu