USDA Recalls 62K Pounds of Beef….

Where’s the beef? Not here.

Talk about bad timing — just days before one of the biggest grilling weekends in the U.S., the USDA has issued a recall for more than 62,000 pounds of raw beef.

The agency says meat processed on April 19th at the Aurora Packing Company in Illinois may be contaminated with E. coli. The raw beef has since been distributed nationwide in various forms, including briskets, ribs, steaks and ground beef.

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To determine if meat is from the tainted batch, consumers should check the packaging’s establishment number inside the USDA mark of inspection.

If it reads, “EST. 788,” get rid of it. And consider ordering take-out on Memorial Day.

Have YOU ever eaten something you later found out was bad? What’s the sickest you’ve gotten from food?

Only 55% of Americans Know the Real Meaning of Memorial Day

Here’s an important reminder:  There’s more to Memorial Day than cookouts and mattresses.

A new survey asked Americans what Memorial Day is actually about.  And even though the answer is RIGHT THERE in the name of the holiday . . . lots of people blew it.

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Only 55% got it right . . . it’s a holiday honoring Americans who died while serving.

27% thought it was a day honoring all military veterans, both living and dead.  And the rest gave other answers for what Memorial Day is really about, or didn’t know.

The survey also found 21% of people are planning to fly a flag at half-staff on Memorial Day . . . 20% will go to a parade or other event . . . and 18% will visit the grave of someone who died while they were serving in the military.

How do YOU celebrate Memorial Day?

MDOT Lifts Construction for Holiday Weekend on I-696!

This holiday weekend it might be a little bit easier to get around Metro Detroit.

MDOT will be scaling back major construction work, with just one lane blocked each way on I-696.

The move is designed to help, however it will set delay the project.

Are YOU traveling I-696 this weekend?