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Raw grinding halted at N.J. plant tied to E. coli – Up to 25 sickened in Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania

MSNBC and AP reports:

USDA finds that Topps’ plant has inadequate safety measures

Federal inspectors said Friday that they suspended the grinding of raw products at the Topps Meat Co. after finding inadequate safety measures at the plant, which is being investigated because of E. coli bacteria-tainted hamburgers that may have sickened 25 people. U.S. Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Amanda Eamich said the suspension follows a safety assessment at the Elizabeth-based company, which this week voluntarily recalled nearly 332,000 pounds (150,594 kilos) of frozen ground beef products.

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  • pam

    has anyone been ill from hamburger in illinois?