Is the United States a developing country?
Irrelevant point. The meat can be eaten, and if you are over 40 years old you have probably eaten it.
Somehow my last post got posted before I finished.
40 years ago it was common to find banged out cows going to slaughter for meat. Now, most states are Brucellosis free. I hope they can stay that way. I have been in the beef industry off an on for most of my life, and brucellosis is nasty.
I had family members years ago that got undulant fever from milk from an infected cow.