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Wisc. Firm Recalls 96K Lbs. Beef Over E. Coli Fears

Two reports of illness from contaminated meat prompt state investigation

(Newser) - American Foods Group voluntarily recalled 96,000 pounds of ground beef after two people in Illinois were sickened from possible E. coli contamination, the AP reports. The affected beef was distributed to companies in Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Virginia. Some of the recalled goods, produced on Oct.... More »

Cargill Recalls 1M Pounds of Ground Beef

E. Coli contamination is the company's second in a month

(Newser) - E. coli fears led to a recall today of more than 1 million pounds of ground beef from Cargill Inc., Reuters reports. The USDA found the potentially deadly bacteria after testing meat produced October 8 in Pennsylvania and sold in 10 states at stores including Giant, Shop Rite, Stop &... More »

The Beef Stops Here, but Why?

Health agents ask why E. coli outbreak toppled Topps and led to huge recall

(Newser) - The latest E. coli outbreak, which toppled Topps Meat and led to millions of recalled burgers, has stumped health agents. Muckrakers blame feedlots and abattoirs, saying bad animal diets increase infections when the meat mingles with innards, but others aren't so worried: "The reality is if you cook the... More »

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