A Cargill Meat Solutions plant in Milwaukee is voluntarily recalling over 5,500 pounds of beef tongues because the tonsils may not have been completely removed, writes the Associated Press for the Chicago Tribune.

U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service says tonsils need to be removed because the tissue could contain the infective agent in cattle with mad cow disease.

Removing the tonsils minimizes potential human exposure; there's no indication these cattle were infected.

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