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28, 2007: Twenty-three Ill with E. coli Feds Step in to Investigate Meat Company

As many as 23 people in eight states may have contracted E. coli food poisoning as a result of eating contaminated hamburgers produced by Topps Meat Co...

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Topps, which describes itself as the “leading U.S. manufacturer of frozen hamburgers,” is located in Elizabeth, NJ.

USDA spokesperson Amanda Eamich shed some light on federal food investigator efforts stating, “We are investigating the facility in response to the illnesses associated with the consumption of the products.” She also added, “that also includes looking back to their suppliers.”

Illnesses have been reported in Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

The following retail hamburger products have been recalled:

  • 2-pound boxes of “Topps 100% Pure Ground Beef Hamburgers, 8 Quarter Pounders.” Each box bears a sell-by date of “JUL 12 08.” UPC #74701-00065
  • 2-pound boxes of “Topps 100% Pure Ground Beef Hamburgers, 3 OZ., 10 COUNT.” Each box bears a sell-by date of “JUL 12 08.” UPC #74701-00125
  • 3-pound boxes of “Topps 100% Pure Ground Beef Hamburgers, 6 OZ. PUB Burgers.” Each box bears a sell-by date of “JUN 22 08.” UPC #74701-00045
  • 3-pound boxes of “Topps 100% Pure Ground Beef Hamburgers, 16 Hamburgers.” Each box bears a sell-by date of “JUL 23 08.” UPC #74701-00005.
  • 5-pound boxes of “Topps 100% Pure Ground Beef Hamburgers, 20 Quarter Pounders.” Each box bears a sell-by date of “JUN 22 08,” “JUL 12 08” or “JUL 23 08.” UPC #74701-00055.
  • 8-pound boxes of “Topps 100% Pure Ground Beef Hamburgers, 32 Quarter Pounders.” Each box bears a sell-by date of “JUN 22 08,” “JUL 12 08” or JUL 23 08.” UPC #74701-00185.
  • 3-pound boxes of “Topps 100% Pure Ground Beef Hamburgers, 12 Quarter Pounders.” Each box bears a sell-by date of “JUN 22 08,” “JUL 12 08” or “JUL 23 08.” UPC #74701-00025.

Products available to the food service industry were also recalled.

For more information about E. coli food poisoning, please see E. coli Food Poisoning and E. coli Symptoms. You can also visit our website www.ecolilawsuit.com.

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