Good news after young man’s fingers trapped in meat mincer

My grandfather lost a couple of his fingers — not lost at the mall but ffixing combines back in the day.

My father and others would send me inside when I was 12-years-old to hold bolts while they were tightened.

I thought about gramps lost fingers.

Sally White of The Canberra Times writes the owners of M & K Meats in Lanyon Marketplace have confirmed the young man whose hand was caught in a meat grinder in an accident on Thursday has retained all his fingers.

“Still the owner of all ten fingers, he will be OK,” a Facebook post said with a smiley face emoji.

“Our young fella, Jack, was involved in an accident that resulted in a medium risk workplace injury.”

The post said the store would be trading as usual on Friday and thanked emergency services for the prompt response and thorough care.

WorkSafe ACT is investigating the incident and had previously been seeking to speak to a member of the public who may have witnessed the incident. The witness has since come forward.

Firefighters had to manually disassemble the meat mincer at M and K Meats at the Lanyon Market Place after the young worker’s hand became trapped in the meat grinder.

1 dead, 29 sick from E. coli O157 linked to minced meat in Germany

We report an ongoing, protracted and geographically dispersed outbreak of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and gastroenteritis in Germany, involving 30 cases since December 2016. The outbreak was caused by the sorbitol-fermenting immotile variant of Shiga toxin-producing (STEC) Escherichia coli O157.

Molecular typing revealed close relatedness between isolates from 14 cases. One HUS patient died. Results of a case–control study suggest packaged minced meat as the most likely food vehicle. Food safety investigations are ongoing.

Ongoing hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) outbreak caused by sorbitol-fermenting (SF) shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157, Germany, December 2016 to May 2017

Eurosurveillance, vol. 22, issue 21, 25 May 2017, S Vygen-Bonnet, B Rosner, H Wilking, A Fruth, R Prager, A Kossow, C Lang, S Simon, J Seidel, M Faber, A Schielke, K Michaelis, A Holzer, R Kamphausen, D Kalhöfer,S Thole , A Mellmann, A Flieger, K Stark


Salmonella in mince triggers Swedish supermarket recall

Swedish supermarket ICA Group which has almost 2,000 stores across Sweden announced the recall of meat following salmonella threats.

ICA Group.beef.minceIf you’ve bought minced beef or pork from ICA range since February 28th you should not eat the produce. The supermarket chain has announced that 13 different products are affected by the scare. The batches of meat which are at risk of carrying salmonella are understood to have expiration dates of between March 6th and March 10th.

These include mince from ICA’s Basic and Import ranges which is sold in a variety of sizes and comes from Ireland, Sweden and Denmark. The company said in a statement that it had taken the meat off shelves across the country after discovering salmonella during a routine check.

NZ thieves steal 100kg of mince

Who steals hamburger, or mince as they call it down here?

who.throws.a.shoe_A man and a woman drove off with 100kg of mince from Westmeat meat suppliers in Christchurch after a new staff member loaded it into their car about 3pm on Saturday.

The staff member, in his late 20s, thought the customer had paid for the haul.

The theft was the latest in a string of thefts from Westmeat had suffered recently.

Store manager Hayden Soper said the shop had been targeted by four organised criminals “virtually stealing to order” about four or five times, two months ago. 

The thieves had made off with filet steaks hidden beneath trenchcoats and in suitcases.

But Soper suspected Saturday’s theft was opportunist.

He did not recognise the pair on the CCTV footage. “They didn’t look rough”, he said.