Looks like TOPPS started to let things slip according to a piece in the NY Times
....While innocent mistakes happen, this appears to have been the result of cutting corners....
"As output rose, federal regulators said in interviews, the company was neglecting critical safeguards meant to protect consumers. Three big batches of hamburger contaminated with a potentially deadly germ emerged from the plant, making at least 40 people sick and prompting the second-largest beef recall in history.
Topps is now out of business, but the case points up broader problems in the nation’s system for protecting consumers from food-borne illness."
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