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E. coli O157:H7 Again? AGAIN?

Posted by feww on November 26, 2007

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause both intestinal infections such as bloody diarrhea, and extra-intestinal infections such as urinary tract infections, meningitis, peritonitis, mastitis, septicemia and Gram-negative pneumonia. Children, elderly and people with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to E. coli.

“GREEN BAY, Wis. – A company voluntarily recalled nearly 96,000 pounds of ground beef products after two people were sickened, possibly by the E. coli bacteria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Saturday.

“The beef products by American Foods Group include coarse and fine ground beef chuck, sirloin and chop beef. They were distributed to retailers and distributors in Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Virginia.” Read more …

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