The US Department of Agriculture has called back over 4,000 pounds of beef, fearing contamination from mad cow disease. It is believed that infected meat had been transported into 34 Whole Foods stores in the Northeastern area of the US. The meat was sold in the form of one-in rib-eye roasts. There is no denying the possibility that the likely-to-be-contaminated beef has made its way to a restaurant in New York City and a restaurant in Kansas City, MO, as well.
The USDA has referred it as a low-risk situation and comes under the category of "class two recall". No illness has been reported so far.