Three people in the Kalamazoo area have become sickened with symptoms related to E. coli. Two of those cases came from the same genetic type of bacteria. According to Dr. Richard Tooker, the medical director of the Kalamazoo County Health Department, these cases are a different source of contamination, compared to a recall announced Friday. That recall involved thousands of pounds of beef trim products from a company in Minnesota.
For more information on E. coli, see www.about-ecoli.com and for medical complications, see www.about-hus.com. FSIS Recall information.