Not to be confused with the problems with the Dallas quarterback. 

On Sunday came the announcement that Rochester Meat was recalling 188,000 pounds of hamburger meat. Also, on Sunday I noted that this was at least the third recall of hamburger in the last several years from this company. Yesterday I posted that “Public health officials in Washington DC, California and Wisconsin are playing a dangerous game with American consumers by refusing to reveal the specific stores or restaurants that may have served meat contaminated by toxic E. coli.” Today, the San Diego Tribune reported that a “17-year-old San Diego County girl became ill in December before a national recall of the beef was announced.” also reported that “the problem was discovered through an investigation initiated by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services and the California Department of Public Health into five illnesses in Wisconsin.”

I have received a few phone calls and emails from concerned people about the complete failure of our national and state health authorities to tell the public where the E. coli-tainted meat from Rochester Meat landed on the publics’ plate. One consistently mentioned name of the recipient of the E. coli-tainted meat is the national restaurant chain, Tony Roma’s. (This was confirmed this morning after speaking to the father of the 17 year old).

Wisconsin restaurant locations:  Fitchburg, Green Bay, Mosinee Wausau

California restaurant locations:  Alhambra, Anaheim, Arcadia, Carson, City Walk, Encino, Fresno, Fullerton, Glendale, Modesto, Montclair, Oakland Jack London Square, Ontario, Palm Desert, San Diego Pacific Beach, San Francisco, San Jose, San Marcos, Temecula, Union City