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Why Purchasing Meat at Whole Foods May be a Risky Proposition


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The recall of ground beef at Whole Foods Market has shed a new spotlight on Nebraska Beef of Omaha, one of the country's largest meatpackers. Seven people in Massachusetts, from ages 3 to 60, were sickened by E. coli from beef bought at Whole Foods stores. The same strain has sickened 31 people in 12 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada.

The Whole Foods ground beef was among 1.2 million pounds of Nebraska Beef recalled on Friday. The processor also recalled 5 million pounds produced in May and June after its beef was blamed for another E. coli outbreak in seven states.


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