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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Consumer Alert - E. Coli Contaminated Beef

Ah, give it up awreddy, you cheesy weasels. You big corporations aren't satisfied with keeping us chained to jobs with shrinking salaries and benefits (those that haven't already been outsourced, that is), you want to poison us too. Sheesh.

From Reuters comes a report that 21.7 million pounds of ground beef products from Topps Meat Company has been recalled for E. coli contamination. The CDC suspects that 29 reported cases of E. coli in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, Indiana, Maine, New Jersey, New York, and Ohio were caused by the contaminated meat.
Consumers with recalled product are advised to discard it or return it to the place of purchase, the CDC said. Each recalled package bears the establishment number "Est. 9748" and has a sell-by date between September 25, 2007 and September 25, 2008, the CDC said.

The recalled ground beef was distributed to retail grocery stores and food service institutions throughout the United States. Based on consumption patterns, Topps Meat Company said in a statement it believes the vast majority of the recalled product has been consumed.
Yum. Feeling sicky-poo lately?

I can't has cheezbrgr, I guess.

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