Buy one, get sick twice

1-Federal health officials have recalled another 53,200 pounds of ground beef as they try to contain an outbreak of a hard-to-identify form of E. coli, bringing the two day total to 166,200 pounds.
Grant Park Packing from Illinois issued the alert in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture late Tuesday. And as with the April 23 recall, there’s concern among officials that the beef was shipped to restaurants around the country and could be served to customers.
2-A Georgia company is recalling over 113,000 pounds of ground beef after receiving reports that it might be contaminated with a strain of E. coli that could cause significant illnesses.
K2D Foods issued the alert in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture late Tuesday. The affected products were shipped in cardboard boxes with the name “Ground Beef Puck” and produced on March 26, March 29, April 2, April 10 and April 12. Meat impacted by the recall has the establishment number “EST. 51308” inside the USDA mark of inspection and were sent to restaurants around the country.
It’s that distribution that has authorities concerned. It’s impossible, right now, to know just how many restaurants might be serving burgers made with the meat. (It was originally shipped to distributors in Ft. Orange, Fla. and Norcross, Ga.