Cargill recalls tonsil-infected tongue meat

As if eating cow tongue wasn't gross enough already, now some Cargill cow tongues may have been infected by tonsils.

The meat -- 5,522 pounds of beef tongue -- comes from a Cargill plant in Milwaulkee, according to Food Safety News. Apparently the nasty tongues went to distribution centers in Illinois. No word yet on where they went after that, but at least they are considered a fairly low health risk, according to the food news service.

It's been a bad recent run of publicity for Cargill. Earlier this month, the New York Times chronicled the plight of a Cold Spring woman who became paralyzed after eating a Cargill hamburger. The sad story is enough to make you want to give up ground beef.