August 29th, 2010
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Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. has recalled about 8,500 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Saturday.

The move came after three people, two in Maine and one in New York, were identified as becoming ill from a strain of E. coli, the government said.

None of the three required hospitalization, said Cargill Inc. spokesman Mike Martin.

"It was a relief it wasn't more serious," he told CNN.

The USDA says it believes certain BJ's Wholesale Club stores in Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Virginia received the products.

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  1. Heather

    It's not so much people not washing their hands, it's more the large corporate meat companies treating the animals like crap and finding the quickest (not always most sanitary) way of beefing them up and slaughtering them to make a profit. They could care less if the animals roll around in their own feces all day. Watch Food Inc sometime...interesting perspective of where your meat comes from. Chickens being so beefed up with growth hormones, that they can't even stand up and support their own weight, so they lay in feces all day long...that's my guess as to where the e.Coli stuff is coming from.

    August 31, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Reply
  2. Joe

    http://ecolioutbreaksparksbeefrecall.blogspot.com/

    August 30, 2010 at 9:49 pm | Reply
  3. I don't get it

    What's up with all the recalls lately? There's been 3 in the past month. You'd think companies would start taking some major precautions.

    August 30, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Reply
  4. RichardHead

    Now Geri-I have eaten at some very fine N.Y. Italian places. In the restrooms are signs for the employee's-Ifa you wipa your assa please rinse twice. The best one was a Polish place with the sign over the toilet-Please place both hands below and scrub vigorously.They had the cleanest toilets in town.

    August 30, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Reply
  5. geri

    That's because no one washes their hands before they work with food. They go to the toilet and bring out ecoli from their feces. I hate eating out. If you watch all those TV shows they tell you to clean your hands after they touch the food-a little late!

    August 30, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Reply
  6. Jdizzle McHammerpants

    The ones with the Obama image?

    August 30, 2010 at 10:06 am | Reply
    • RichardHead

      Oh Yeah-It's part of his NEW Series,Don't Ask-Don't Tell. Only on SI-NN.

      August 30, 2010 at 10:10 am | Reply
  7. RichardHead

    It's still early-waiting on the next 1.5 million lbs. to be recalled from this same plant.

    August 30, 2010 at 9:29 am | Reply
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants

      Hopefully my underwear isn't recalled due to "sporadic shrinkining and/or snapping", too. Seems like everything is being recalled these days.

      August 30, 2010 at 9:56 am | Reply
      • RichardHead

        I'm still waiting on Rick Sanchez to show up and do his artistic spin on my underwear story.

        August 30, 2010 at 10:03 am | Reply

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