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Topps Meat Company announced a voluntary recall of 21.7 million pounds of frozen ground beef burgers, after receiving 25 reports of illness caused by E. coli bacteria tainted beef across eight states.

The beef recall includes frozen burger patties and other products manufactured by Topps Meat Company during the past year. The recalled packages have a “sell by” or “best used by” date between September 25, 2007 and September 25, 2008.

Topps, based in Elizabeth, NJ, said it was the first recall in the company’s 67-year history. The latest recall is an expansion of earlier an earlier recall that was issued after reports of illness in the New York/New Jersey area.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is currently investigating reports of illness in Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

View a full list of Topps Recalled Beef Products.

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