I agree with what others have said here regarding the need to test every animal and to avoid mass-produced ground beef. However, I’m being extra careful. I hardly eat ground beef at all anymore – including hamburgers and hot dogs. You just don’t know what might be in there. On the few occasions when I have had a hot dog recently (I can’t go cold turkey – no pun intended), I buy the Kosher ones. Not that I’m sure they’re safer, but the people making this meat do take extra care. And I’ve switched to using ground turkey in my chili and tacos – I realize that’s not a perfect solution, but I haven’t heard of anyone getting ill from eating poultry- yet. There is something kind of gross about eating ground meat of any kind, if you think about it. All the stuff gets squashed together from thousands of different animals. Who knows what else gets stuck in there from the cutting room floor. When I do eat beef these days, I usually keep it to steak.