Topps Meats E. coli OutbreakOn September 25, 2007, Topps Meat Company recalled 331,582 pounds of frozen ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The company's ground beef products had been identified as the source of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak among residents of New York, Connecticut, Indiana, New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, and the recall was the result of a joint outbreak investigation by the New York Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and prevention.
Topps Meats expanded its recall to include 21.7 million pounds of frozen ground beef products produced on various dates between September 25, 2006 and September 25, 2007. The CDC announced that it was investigating 25 illness in Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania in connection with the Topps Meats E. coli outbreak.
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