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30, 2007: Topps Recall Expanded to Include 21.7 Million Pounds of Hamburger Products

Topps Meat Co., located in Elizabeth, NJ, has expanded its recall to include 21.7 million pounds of hamburger products that may be contaminated...

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with E. coli O157:H7. The original recall, announced early last week, involved 331,582 pounds of frozen ground beef products.

The expanded recall includes all products produced with a “sell by date” or “best if used by date” between September 25, 2007 and September 25, 2008. According to Topps, this information is located on the back panel of the package. All recalled products will have a USDA establishment number of “EST 9748,” which can also be found on the back panel of the package and/or in the USDA legend.

The New York State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) linked Topps products to the outbreak after Topps hamburgers, taken from the freezer of one of the New York E. coli outbreak victims, tested positive for E. coli contamination.

Federal food safety inspectors have suspended the grinding of raw meat products at the Topps Meat Co. plant. USDA spokesperson Amanda Eamich said the suspension follows a safety assessment at the Elizabeth-based company.

“The notice of suspension was issued based on the September 25 recall, reports of human illness, and the food safety assessment findings regarding inadequate raw ground process controls,” she said.

The total number of possible E. coli outbreak cases has reached 25, which includes 3 laboratory confirmed and another 22 cases still under investigation. So far, cases have been reported in Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Please see E. coli Food Poisoning and E. coli Symptoms and Complications for more information.

The ground beef products affected by this expanded recall were distributed to retail grocery stores and food service institutions throughout the United States. Consumers should check their freezers for the following products:

• 10-pound boxes of BUTCHER’S BEST 100% ALL BEEF PATTIES 75/25, 4 OZ (4-1), 40 PIECES

• 10-pound boxes of BUTCHER’S BEST 100% ALL BEEF PATTIES 75/25, 6 OZ FLAT, 27 PIECES

• 10-pound boxes of KOHLER FOODS 4 OZ FLAT HAMBURGER, CODE: 60100, 40 PCS

• 10-pound boxes of KOHLER FOODS 6 OZ FLAT HAMBURGER, CODE: 60200, 27 PCS

• 10-pound boxes of KOHLER FOODS 8 OZ FLAT HAMBURGER, CODE: 60300, 20 PCS

• 3-pound boxes of MIKE'S 12 SEASONED BEEF PATTIES

• 5-pound boxes of MIKE'S 20 SEASONED BEEF PATTIES

• 3-pound boxes of PATHMARK 100% ALL BEEF BURGERS, 16 BEEF BURGERS

• 5-pound boxes of PATHMARK 100% ALL BEEF BURGERS, 20 BEEF BURGERS

• 10-pound boxes of PATHMARK 100% ALL BEEF BURGERS, 40 BEEF BURGERS

• 10-pound boxes of RASTELLI'S FINE FOODS 100% PREMIUM BEEF HAMBURGER (80/20), 10 OZ H, 16 COUNT

• 10-pound boxes of RASTELLI'S FINE FOODS 100% PREMIUM BEEF HAMBURGER (80/20), 3.2 OZ, 50 COUNT

• 10-pound boxes of RASTELLI'S FINE FOODS 100% PREMIUM BEEF HAMBURGER (80/20), 4 OZ, 40 COUNT

• 10-pound boxes of RASTELLI'S FINE FOODS 100% PREMIUM BEEF HAMBURGER (80/20), 6 OZ FLAT, 27 COUNT

• 10-pound boxes of RASTELLI'S FINE FOODS 100% PREMIUM BEEF HAMBURGER (80/20), 8 OZ FLAT, 20 COUNT

• 10 pound boxes of RASTELLI'S FINE FOODS 100% PREMIUM BEEF HAMBURGER (85/15), 6 OZ, FLAT 27 COUNT

• 10-pound boxes of ROMA - TOPPS 100% PREMIUM HAMBURGER, 2 OZ, 80 PIECES

• 10-pound boxes of ROMA - TOPPS 100% PREMIUM HAMBURGER, 3.2 OZ, 50 PIECES

• 10-pound boxes of ROMA - TOPPS 100% PREMIUM HAMBURGER, 4 OZ, 40 PIECES

• 10-pound boxes of ROMA - TOPPS 100% PREMIUM HAMBURGER, 5 OZ, 32 PIECES

• 10-pound boxes of ROMA - TOPPS 100% PREMIUM HAMBURGER, 5.3 OZ, 30 PIECES

• 10-pound boxes of ROMA - TOPPS 100% PREMIUM HAMBURGER, 6 OZ, 27 PIECES

• 10-pound boxes of ROMA - TOPPS 100% PREMIUM HAMBURGER, 7 OZ, 23 PIECES

• 10-pound boxes of ROMA - TOPPS 100% PREMIUM HAMBURGER, 8 OZ FLAT, 20 PIECES

• 10-pound boxes of ROMA - TOPPS 100% PREMIUM HAMBURGER, 8 OZ H, 20 PIECES

• 10-pound boxes of ROMA - TOPPS 100% PREMIUM HAMBURGER, 10 OZ H, 16 PIECES

• 3-pound bags of SAM'S CHOICE BACKYARD GOURMET BEEF BURGERS, 75/25, 12 QUARTER POUND ROUND PATTIES

• 6-pound bags of SAM'S CHOICE BACKYARD GOURMET BEEF BURGERS, 75/25, 24 QUARTER POUND ROUND PATTIES

• 3-pound bags of SAM'S CHOICE BACKYARD GOURMET BEEF BURGERS, 80/20, 12 QUARTER POUND ROUND PATTIES

• 3-pound bags of SAM'S CHOICE BACKYARD GOURMET BEEF BURGERS, 85/15, 12 QUARTER POUND ROUND PATTIES

• 10-pound boxes of SAND CASTLE FINE MEAT 100% PREMIUM BEEF HAMBURGER (75/25), 8 OZ FLAT, 20 COUNT

• 10-pound boxes of SAND CASTLE FINE MEAT 100% PREMIUM BEEF HAMBURGER (80/20), 4 OZ, 40 COUNT

• 10-pound boxes of SAND CASTLE FINE MEAT 100% PREMIUM BEEF HAMBURGER (80/20), 6 OZ, 27 COUNT

• 10-pound boxes of SAND CASTLE FINE MEAT 100% PREMIUM BEEF HAMBURGER (80/20), 8 OZ FLAT, 20 COUNT

• 10-pound boxes of SAND CASTLE FINE MEAT 100% PREMIUM BEEF HAMBURGER (85/15), 3.2 OZ, 50 COUNT

• 10-pound boxes of SAND CASTLE FINE MEAT 100% PREMIUM BEEF HAMBURGER (85/15), 4 OZ, 40 COUNT

• 10-pound boxes of SAND CASTLE FINE MEAT 100% PREMIUM BEEF HAMBURGER (85/15), 6 OZ FLAT, 27 COUNT

• 10-pound boxes of SAND CASTLE FINE MEAT 100% PREMIUM BEEF HAMBURGER (85/15), 10 OZ H, 16 COUNT

• 10-pound boxes of SAND CASTLE FINE MEAT ANGUS CHUCK BURGER (80/20), 8 OZ FLAT, 20 COUNT

• 3-pound boxes of SHOP RITE 100% PURE GROUND BEEF HAMBURGERS, 16 3 OZ BURGERS

• 3-pound boxes of SHOP RITE 100% PURE QUARTER POUND GROUND BEEF HAMBURGERS

• 5-pound boxes of SHOP RITE 100% PURE QUARTER POUND GROUND BEEF HAMBURGERS

• 10-pound boxes of SHOP RITE 100% PURE QUARTER POUND GROUND BEEF HAMBURGERS

• 10-pound boxes of TOPPS 100% PREMIUM HAMBURGER, 1 OZ SLIDER

• 10-pound boxes of TOPPS 100% PREMIUM HAMBURGER, 10 OZ (PUB BURGER)

• 10-pound boxes of TOPPS 100% PREMIUM HAMBURGER, 2 OZ

• 10-pound boxes of TOPPS 100% PREMIUM HAMBURGER, 2.67 OZ

• 10-pound boxes of TOPPS 100% PREMIUM HAMBURGER, 3 OZ HOMESTYLE

• 10-pound boxes of TOPPS 100% PREMIUM HAMBURGER, 4 OZ

• 10-pound boxes of TOPPS 100% PREMIUM HAMBURGERS, 4 OZ (4-1) HOMESTYLE

• 10-pound boxes of TOPPS 100% PREMIUM HAMBURGER, 4 OZ FLAT

• 10-pound boxes of TOPPS 100% PREMIUM HAMBURGER, 5 OZ, 32 PIECES

• 10-pound boxes of TOPPS 100% PREMIUM HAMBURGERS 5 OZ (1/2-inch)

• 10-pound boxes of TOPPS 100% PREMIUM HAMBURGER, 6 OZ (5/8-inch)

• 10-pound boxes of TOPPS 100% PREMIUM HAMBURGER, 6 OZ (85/15)

• 10-pound boxes of TOPPS 100% PREMIUM HAMBURGER, 6 OZ (HOMESTYLE)

• 10-pound boxes of TOPPS 100% PREMIUM HAMBURGER, 6 OZ (PUB BURGER)

• 10-pound boxes of TOPPS 100% PREMIUM HAMBURGER, 7 OZ

• 10-pound boxes of TOPPS 100% PREMIUM HAMBURGER, 7 OZ (75/25)

• 10-pound boxes of TOPPS 100% PREMIUM HAMBURGER, 8 OZ FLAT

• 10-pound boxes of TOPPS 100% PREMIUM HAMBURGERS, 8 OZ (PUB BURGER)

• 1.5-pound boxes of TOPPS 100% PURE GROUND BEEF HAMBURGERS, 3 OZ (8 COUNT)

• 2-pound boxes of TOPPS 100% PURE GROUND BEEF HAMBURGERS, 3 OZ, 10 COUNT

• 3-pound boxes of TOPPS 100% PURE GROUND BEEF HAMBURGERS, 6 OZ, PUB BURGERS

• 2-pound boxes of TOPPS 100% PURE GROUND BEEF HAMBURGERS, 8 QUARTER POUNDERS

• 3-pound boxes of TOPPS 100% PURE GROUND BEEF HAMBURGERS, 12 QUARTER POUNDERS

• 3-pound boxes of TOPPS 100% PURE GROUND BEEF HAMBURGERS, 16 HAMBURGERS

• 5-pound boxes of TOPPS 100% PURE GROUND BEEF HAMBURGERS, 20 QUARTER POUNDERS

• 8-pound boxes of TOPPS 100% PURE GROUND BEEF HAMBURGERS, 32 QUARTER POUNDERS

• 2-pound boxes of TOPPS SIRLOIN STEAK BURGERS WITH FIREROASTED ONIONS, 6 1/3 LB. HOMESTYLE BURGERS

• 2-pound boxes of TOPPS SIRLOIN STEAK BURGERS WITH PORTABELLA MUSHROOMS, 6 1/3 LB. HOMESTYLE BURGERS

• 2-pound boxes of TOPPS SIRLOIN STEAK BURGERS, 6 1/3 LB. HOMESTYLE BURGERS

• 10-pound boxes of TOPPS HAMBURGERS, 3.2 OZ, 50 COUNT

• 10-pound boxes of WEST SIDE 100% PREMIUM HAMBURGER, 3 OZ, 53 COUNT

• 10-pound boxes of WEST SIDE 100% PREMIUM HAMBURGER, 3.2 OZ, 50 COUNT

• 10-pound boxes of WEST SIDE 100% PREMIUM HAMBURGER, 4 OZ, 40 COUNT

• 10-pound boxes of WEST SIDE, 100% PREMIUM HAMBURGER, 5 OZ FLAT, 32 COUNT

• 10-pound boxes of WEST SIDE 100% PREMIUM HAMBURGER, 6 OZ, 27 COUNT

 

• 10-pound boxes of WEST SIDE, 100% PREMIUM HAMBURGER, 6 OZ FLAT, 27 COUNT

• 10-pound boxes of WESTSIDE, 100% PREMIUM HAMBURGER, 8 OZ FLAT, 20 COUNT

The Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg is currently assisting individuals who believe they are part of the current Topps E. coli food poisoning outbreak. If you or a family member is a victim of this outbreak, and you have a question about your legal rights, please call us toll free at 1-877-934-6274, or submit a free case evaluation form. To learn more about E. coli food poisoning, visit the website www.ecolilawsuit.com. To learn more about our law firm, please see E. coli Lawyer.

For information concerning recent food poisoning outbreaks, please see Salmonella IHOP, E. coli Illinois Lettuce, and E. coli Michigan Lettuce.

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