Alternative Meat on Heels of Beef Recall

US - On the heels of another massive beef recall, many food shoppers are searching for alternatives. At Hickory Chance Farm in Harford County, the owners take pride in their beef that has no hormones or antibiotics.
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Owner Sandy Magness raises and feeds her own cattle, giving customers an alternative to store bought meat. Magness says, "Grocery stores are buying from large corporations so they're buying from large feed lots." And that poses a greater risk for contaminated meat. Bacteria like E-coli can get into meat when cattle are butchered or processed improperly.

Magness says, "Because we're using a USDA certified plant and we're on a smaller scale, it's easier for our processor to control." Hickory Chance also raises their own soybeans and corn so everything fed to the cows is natural. Magness says, "We store and dry our own grain. We have our soybeans

Source: ABC2 News
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