The USDA has just issued a recall off Topps Meat Company’s frozen ground beef products due to potential contamination by E. coli bacteria, which can be deadly. The recall, which involves 21.7M pounds of meat, is the 5th largest. The retail stores involved in this recall are Pathmark and Wal-Mart.
E. coli causes diarrhea and dehydration in most people, but to children, the elderly or those with weak immune systems, these effects can kill. Even if you use fresh ground beef from other sources, it’s important to fully cook the meat to prevent such illness.