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US recalls ground beef over E.coli worries

- A US meat processing firm is recalling some 2,360 kilograms of ground beef possibly tainted by E. coli bacteria, health officials said, just weeks after several people died from contaminated fresh spinach.

The US Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Friday that the Harlan, Iowa firm Jim's Market and Locker was voluntarily calling back the ground beef shipped to seven midwest states.

"The problem was discovered through microbiological testing. FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product," the agency said in a statement.

Reminder: the particularly virulent strain of E. Coli that recently turned spinach into a killer comes from the over-acid intestines of cattle fed grain-based concentrates and insufficient hay and grass in industrial intensive farming.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Oct 8th, 2006 at 03:41:19 AM EST
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