Calif. Plant Recalls Ground Beef on Salmonella Fears
Colorado department of health
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2009 3:54 PM CDT
A stack of ground beef patties moves on a conveyor belt at a meat packing and distribution facility June 24, 2008 in San Francisco, California.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – A California meatpacking plant has issued a recall for 800,000 pounds of ground beef it fears may be tainted with salmonella, the Los Angeles Times reports. The ground beef from Beef Packers, Inc. is sold under various retail names in California, Arizona, Colorado and Utah. The recall came after the Colorado Department of Public Health noted numerous cases of sickening among individuals suspected of eating the beef.