Washington company recalls tainted beef


OREGONLIVE.COM: Washington Beef of Toppenish is recalling 1,620 pounds of beef trim with possible E. coli contamination that was sold in Oregon and Washington.

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OREGONLIVE.COM: Washington Beef of Toppenish is recalling 1,620 pounds of beef trim with possible E. coli contamination that was sold in Oregon and Washington.

During an internal records audit by the company, officials discovered that the beef might be tainted with the O157:H7 strain of E. coli, which is especially virulent.

The strain has caused illness recently in several states, and can be deadly — especially to children and people with weakened immune systems. If you consumed the beef and experience easy bruising, pallor, decreased urine output, bloody diarrhea or abdominal cramps in the days afterward, go to the hospital or other emergency medical facility immediately.

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