Source of Article: http://www.marlerblog.com/
As I said in a press release today:
An outbreak of the highly toxic strain of E. coli
O157:H7 in the
“This outbreak has put people into Intensive Care Units,” said food
safety advocate and attorney William Marler.
“The meat inspection system has somehow come completely off the rails, with
more than 40 million tons of contaminated beef recalled in just the last year
and a half. As scary as that number is, what’s even scarier is that only a tiny
percentage of that recalled meat is actually recovered, and people are still
getting sick. Outrage isn’t enough—we need reform, and we need it immediately.”The Massachusetts Department of Public Health
is investigating six cases of E. coli O157:H7 in
A source of contamination has not been identified; however the cluster of illnesses may be linked to the consumption of beef products. State health officials, along with investigators from USDA, worked through the weekend to try and identify a possible source of contamination. The investigation is focused on ground beef, and testing of samples collected from several stores will be conducted this week. Based on the preliminary findings, DPH is reminding the public to consume only fully cooked ground beef.
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