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.