8,500 pounds of ground beef originating from Pennsylvania was recalled due to an E.coli scare according to the United States Department of Agriculture.
A link was discovered between the recalled beef and illnesses in Maine and New York after a Food Safety and Inspection Service investigation.
The meat comes from the Cargill meat Solutions of Wyalusing, Pennsylvania that was sent to Connecticut and Maryland for packaging and distribution. The majority of the meat was shipped to the east coast.
Such outbreaks are why the United States Department of Agriculture is looking into new regulations for livestock tagging. With tagging officials can trace illness and outbreaks back to animals; all cases are not solved as easily as this outbreak.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service released a statement warning consumers and vendors that meat with the product code W69 032 may be contaminated. The meat can be consumed if safely cooked to over 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
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