Authorities Puzzled by Tainted Beef Cases

A ground beef recall over the Columbus Day weekend followed, within days, an unrelated food poisoning outbreak that sickened scores of people and put one meat company out of business. Cargill Meat Solutions, a division of Cargill, voluntarily recalled 845,000 pounds of frozen ground beef patties produced over five days in August at the company's Butler, Wis., facility. The recall followed

Washington — A ground beef recall over the Columbus Day weekend followed, within days, an unrelated food poisoning outbreak that sickened scores of people and put one meat company out of business.

Cargill Meat Solutions, a division of Cargill, voluntarily recalled 845,000 pounds of frozen ground beef patties produced over five days in August at the company's Butler, Wis., facility. The recall followed an investigation into four illnesses by the Minnesota departments of health a

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