KROGER REMOVES BEEF AFTER E. COLI TESTING

SMYRNA, Tenn. -- A Kroger store here removed all of its ground beef from the fresh meat case after a U.S. Department of Agriculture inspector found a first positive of 0157:H7 E. coli in a sample.Subsequent testing over Memorial Day Weekend failed to turn up a definite positive test result for the presence of E. coli in the product, but by then the chain had cooperated with state departments in a

SMYRNA, Tenn. -- A Kroger store here removed all of its ground beef from the fresh meat case after a U.S. Department of Agriculture inspector found a first positive of 0157:H7 E. coli in a sample.

Subsequent testing over Memorial Day Weekend failed to turn up a definite positive test result for the presence of E. coli in the product, but by then the chain had cooperated with state departments in a recall of the product, and had also removed and replaced the store's meat grinder.

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