Topps Meat Company Out of Business After Recall

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By Admin on October 05, 2007 12:46 PM

Topps meat company, the frozen beef manufacturer that recalled more than 21 million pounds of ground beef products on September 25 due to links to E. coli bacteria, has announced that it is going out of business. The New York Times reports that "the company, based in Elizabeth, N.J., said a few of its 87 employees will remain at the plant to help the United States Department of Agriculture investigate how the E. coli bacteria tainted frozen hamburger patties made there." On October 4, the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that 30 cases of E. coli infection had been linked to Topps brand frozen ground beef patties.