Chau Lam at newsday.com broke another story of E. coli illnesses tied to the consumption of hamburger. Seven people in Suffolk County were sickened in recent weeks after eating undercooked ground beef contaminated with E. coli bacteria, county health officials said Monday. Test results showed that the bacteria strain in three of Suffolk’s cases matched cases reported in Minnesota, California and Michigan. Yesterday I posted on www.ecoliblog.com my concern about the growing number of E. coli cases that have surfaced in the last few months.
FSIS has recalled over 7,000,000 pounds of red meat in 2007- something is up.