Daily Revolt

October 05, 2007

Feds Waited Weeks to Warn on Tainted Meat

This needs to be looked into. We cannot take the word of this administration:
Bush Administration officials whose job is to protect the nation's food supply waited an 18 days to warn consumers that millions of pounds of ground beef might be contaminated with E.coli bacteria.

They admitted yesterday preliminary tests showed as early as Sept. 7 that frozen hamburger patties from the Elizabeth, N.J.-based Topps Meat Co. showed signs of being tainted.

Twenty-nine people in eight states, including 12-year-old Brianna DiMartini of Staten Island, were sickened after eating meat that was part of a 22 million-pound recall.

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