546,000 pounds of contaminated ground beef recalled

November 3rd, 2009 - 7:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Ground Beef RecallNew York, Nov 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A New York based company has recalled almost 5460,00 pounds of contaminated beef which had caused a possible E. coli outbreak that killed two people from Albany County and New Hampshire, and it also sent 16 others to hospitals, federal health officials said Monday.

‘Twenty-eight people may have become ill after eating beef produced by Fairbank Farms of Ashville, N.Y., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. All but three of the suspected infections are in the northeastern U.S. and 18 are in New England’, said CDC spokeswoman Lola Scott Russell.

Fairbank Farms recalled a whooping 546,000 pounds of fresh ground beef that had been distributed in September to numerous stores stretching from North Carolina to Maine.

‘Some of the ground beef was sold at Trader Joe’s, Price Chopper, Lancaster, Wild Harvest, Shaw’s, BJ’s, Ford Brothers and Giant stores in packages that carried the number “EST. 492″ on the label. Those products were packaged Sept. 15-16 and may have been labeled with a sell-by date from Sept. 19 through Sept. 28, meaning they’re no longer being sold as fresh product in supermarkets’, Fairbank Farms said.

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