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E. coli scare changes menu at Little League

Natalie Hoffman, of the Register wrote this moring that:

Following reports early last month of E. coli infection in three Napa Valley children — who got sick from hamburger patties sold at a St. Helena Little League snack shack — Little League baseball spectators in St. Helena will no longer be able to buy a burger during game time.

The meat that sickened the children came from a Napa business, the Salami Lady’s Cash & Carry. Jan Dalluge, who has owned the business for five years, said she acquired the product from Richwood Meat Company of Merced. She said meat from Cash & Carry has never before been linked to E. coli contamination.  Multiple calls to Richwood Meat Company were not returned. But according to Richwood’s Web site, the company “has voluntarily recalled approximately 107,000 pounds of ground beef products processed on April 28, 2006.”  The recalled products were hamburger patties and ground beef with the following names on the label: Fireriver, Chef’s Pride, Ritz Food, Blackwood Farms, California Pacific Associates, C & C Distributing, Golbon and Richwood.