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BigBarry 09-26-2007 07:53 AM

NorthEast - Topps Burger Recall!
 
FYI NE Brethren:

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.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070926/...9wUkY2A7Ss0NUE

bbqjoe 09-26-2007 06:27 PM

Thanks Barry! I missed that one!
Watch that burger guys, unless you grind your own from steak!

MilitantSquatter 09-26-2007 06:42 PM

Are those the crappy burgers in the red box ?

I usually stay away from boxed burgers for fear of poor quality.. but Bubba Burgers are decent.

I also like the Coleman All Natural burgers that Trader Joe sells along with the frozen bison burgers...

barfly 09-27-2007 08:04 AM

The article says the burgers were frozen. How cold does it have to be to kill e-coli or is it that resiliant?

Sledneck 09-27-2007 08:06 AM

i stick with the Boca burgers

parrothead 09-27-2007 08:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by barfly (Post 469668)
The article says the burgers were frozen. How cold does it have to be to kill e-coli or is it that resiliant?

I don't think you will kill it at normal cooler or freezer temps. You just stop it from multiplying. Then cook it to kill it.

bbqjoe 09-27-2007 07:42 PM

IIRC, e-coli might be killed by freezing, but it has to be some obnoxiously cold temperature for something like four weeks.
Don't quote me on it.

barfly 09-28-2007 06:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bbqjoe (Post 470083)
IIRC, e-coli might be killed by freezing, but it has to be some obnoxiously cold temperature for something like four weeks.
Don't quote me on it.

Too late

VGuilford 09-28-2007 01:31 PM

They weren't from China were they?

Rockaway BeachBQ 09-28-2007 06:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bbqjoe (Post 470083)
IIRC, e-coli might be killed by freezing, but it has to be some obnoxiously cold temperature for something like four weeks.
Don't quote me on it.

I know some jerky making guidelines I have read say to freeze game meat for four weeks before making the jerky. I don't remember specificaly what it is supposed to kill.

beerguy 09-30-2007 04:23 AM

THIS RECALL HAS BEEN EXPANDED!! Now includes 21.7 MILLION pounds of beef. Heres the updated article.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070929/...CqTsrRS_B34T0D

Chit, why aint that a link?

Paulie G. 10-01-2007 06:58 PM

that's why i buy whole chuckies and grind 'em up myself

smoke-n-my-i's 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....

Bill

leanza 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.

bigabyte 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.


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