RETAILERS, USDA REACT TO E. COLI OUTBREAK

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- This month's recall of about 1.2 million pounds of ground beef suspected of carrying the potentially deadly strain of E. coli bacteria was the largest national recall of contaminated meat or poultry in recent memory -- but it was also one of the most efficient, according to government officials.Unlike other bacterially contaminated food scares, the recall of Hudson Foods' hamburger

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- This month's recall of about 1.2 million pounds of ground beef suspected of carrying the potentially deadly strain of E. coli bacteria was the largest national recall of contaminated meat or poultry in recent memory -- but it was also one of the most efficient, according to government officials.

Unlike other bacterially contaminated food scares, the recall of Hudson Foods' hamburger patties came soon after health officials in Colorado noted a cluster of illnesses

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