ALBANY, N.Y. - A meat company is voluntarily recalling some of its hamburgers after a cluster of illnesses in the Northeast caused by E. coli bacteria, officials said Tuesday.
At least six people have fallen ill in New York, and three were hospitalized, officials said. All are recovering, the state Health Department said.
The recall affects boxes of frozen hamburgers distributed by Elizabeth, N.J.-based Topps Meat Co. Contaminated burgers were found in one victim's home freezer by health officials, said agency spokeswoman Claudia Hutton.
that's why i buy whole chuckies and grind 'em up myself
10-02-2007 06:14 PM
Just some more proof about the American Standard of using cheap labor that doesn't really give a crap about anything except where is my paycheck, and management that all they watch is the bottom dollar sign on the balance sheet on how much money they made that month.
I have worked the production industry for years. And all they look at is how much production they have a month, and how much money they made. I have even seen inspectors mark parts as bad, and management tell them to mix them in with good parts and ship them out.
My $0.02 worth....
10-05-2007 09:58 PM
Hey Grump, nice to see you ditch Steve's place. That site turned into a bone yard. Anyway, if you work in a packing house you would know. The only thing that bothers me is that, I heard there closing down Topps. Man, I don't want bad beef but I also hate to see that co. close down.
10-05-2007 10:04 PM
Just saw it on the news tonight. Topps has gone out of business. They announced it to their 80 employees today that they were out of work.