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Beef Recall Update

Last week I told you about yet another beef recall, and now I am here to tell you it has gone from bad to worse. Originally only 332,000 lbs of meat were recalled, but on Saturday, the Topps Meat Co. expanded its recall to include 21.7 million lbs of ground beef that may also be contaminated with e. Coli.

This Elizabeth, NJ based beef company's recall includes:

  • All Topps products with either a "sell by date" or "best if used by date" between Sept. 25, 2007 and Sept. 25, 2008. The date can be found on the package's back panel.
  • They also have a USDA establishment number of EST 9748.

The USDA suspended the grinding of raw products at the Topps plant after inspectors found inadequate safety measures there. Terrific.

So far three people have confirmed cases of e. Coli contamination and there are 22 other cases under investigation. Cases were found in Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Check out the full list of recalled products here.

I don't know about you, but a salad is looking really good about now.

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DietsInReview DietsInReview 9 years
eeww.... My recomendation is don't eat pre-packaged ground beef! Go to a TRUSTED deli and get them to grind it fresh in front of you... or better yet don't eat red meat :-)try turkey or fish much leaner..
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
That sucks for everyone.
tati33 tati33 9 years
I'm with skinnyforme.. At this point, i am thinking about giving up red meat..
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Thank goodness I don't live in the States :) I don't think we have tops here...
lintacious lintacious 9 years
This brand was recalled in June too. Just because one brand has e-coli doesn't mean i'm going to give up meat altogether. It just means that you can't go cheap on foods like this. And frozen pre-made burgers are disgusting anyway!! They are so bland!! Just buy fresh meat, even better if its local. C'mon, there was the cat food recall but I still fed my cats! I just used a different brand. Geeeez!
MSL83 MSL83 9 years
Another reason to go vegetarian! Not that I am or anything. :) Well, I was a pescatarian for a few months a couple years ago. I'm going to consider it again..
skinnyforme skinnyforme 9 years
Goodness.. This beef recall is really making me second think ever eating beef again.
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