The nationwide recall of 248,000 million pounds of beef by Oklahoma meat-packer National Steak and Poultry affects beef shipped to restaurants, hotels and institutions... NOT the beef you buy at the supermarket.
As of Wednesday morning, 21 people in 16 states have been sicked by a potentially deadly E. coli bacteria linked to the tainted cuts of beef that range from steaks to sirloin tips.
According to the Washington Post, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service had listed Moe's and Carino's Italian Grill as restaurant chains affected by the E. coli 0157:H7 bacteria. A number of independent eateries also served the tainted meat... primarily in the West and Midwest.
For more on the recall, which is being considered a Class 1, or "high risk" recall, check out this link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/29/AR2009122902772.html
Author: John McGran