New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker and New York State Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines today warned consumers not to eat certain Topps 100% Ground Beef Hamburgers due to possible contamination with E. coli.
The ground beef patties come in two sizes: Topps 100% Ground Beef Hamburgers, 20 Quarter Pounders with the product code SELL BY JUN 22 08 EST 9748 sold in five pound boxes and marked keep frozen; and Topps 100% Ground Beef Hamburgers, 12 Quarter Pounders with the product code SELL BY JULY 23 08 EST 9748 sold in three pound boxes and marked keep frozen. The Ground Beef Patties are manufactured by Topps Meat Company LLC, Elizabeth, New Jersey. They were distributed to grocery stores throughout New York State. The contamination was discovered after consumers became ill in Albany and Rensselaer Counties after eating hamburgers.