WHEC-TV-10 reported today that Mendon Meadows Marketplace, of New York, is recalling store packaged fresh ground beef products (including veal) and fresh ground beef patties that were purchased between November 7 and November 14, because the meat may possibly be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria.
Two recent E. coli O157 illnesses in Western New York may be connected to the products in question. State and Monroe County health officials, along with officials from the State Department of Agriculture and Markets, and U.S. Department of Agriculture are investigating to identify possible sources of infection.
They are interviewing patients and their families to determine which foods they ate or any other common activities. Because E. coli infections can be serious or fatal, especially for young children and the elderly, prompt diagnosis is vital.