The U.S. Department of Agriculture is ramping up its safety protocols for preventing the spread of E. coli bacteria in meat. It will begin inspecting "bench trim," or the parts of steak and other meat that go into ground beef, for the bacteria.
Publix Super Markets voluntarily recalled ground beef bought in stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina from Aug. 23 to Sept. 11. The recall comes after Emmpak Foods recalled more than 2.7 million pounds of beef thought to possibly be infected with E. coli.
A U.K. paper has reported that the thumb is now the most dexterous digit in many people under age 25. The physical change is blamed on the use of hand-held devices such as mobile phones and game-playing units.