Here is the most current information that I have on hamburger recalls due to E. coli O157:H7 or antibiotic-resistant Salmonella for 2009.  The pounds recalled come from FSIS (you should also check on the amount that they actually get back).  The sicknesses and deaths are from several sources, CDC, State and Local Health Departments and our own Litigation.

Also, remember, that the number of illnesses and deaths are an under count by a factor of 20 – 40 times.