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Company in Beef Recall Folds

Economic strain of E. coli contamination was too much for firm to bear

(Newser) - Citing its inability to "overcome the economic reality of a recall this large," Topps Meat Co. announced today it will fold. The nation's largest producer of frozen hamburgers, a stalwart in Elizabeth, NJ, for 67 years, laid off 77 workers, the Newark Star-Ledger reports. A skeleton crew of... More »

Topps Recalls Millions of Patties

E. Coli outbreak leads to recall of about 21.7 million pounds of meat

(Newser) - Fears of E. coli contamination drove Topps Meat Co. to recall 21.7 million pounds of frozen hamburger patties today. The recall affects all Topps products with a sell-by date between Sept. 25, 2007, and Sept. 25, 2008. More than two dozen people in eight states have reported infections, and... More »

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