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E. coli O157:H7 Strikes Georgia and Pennsylvania

In the South, according to Georgia press reports, the Southwest Georgia District Public Health is working closely with Colquitt Regional Medical Center, other local providers and state officials to find out what is behind a cluster of at least four E. coli O157:H7 illnesses.

In the North, in Pennsylvania, Giant Food Stores has pulled some of its Nature’s Promise 90-percent lean ground beef patties from shelves because of possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. The affected 1/3-pound patties are sold in packages of four with a sell date of July 11. The UPC is 20160800000. The product had a limited distribution and was only available for purchase today, Giant said. Consumers who bought the product are urged to return it for a full refund. Giant has several supermarkets in the Lehigh Valley. The announcement also affects Giant partner Martin’s Food Markets, which does not have local stores.

  • dOt

    Why anyone. Anyone. Would purchase premade beef patties is beyond me. The plants process hundreds of beef cattle and then at the end of the shift, grind all of those trimmings and who knows whats in those ground and formed patties? The American public IS at risk but also has an obligation to understand what goes on in these mega processing plants.