Thursday, October 11, 2007
Topps Meat Co. Closes Business Due to Recall
Six days after it was forced to issue the second largest beef recall in U.S. history, Topps Meat Co. said it was closing its business. They have been in business for 67 years since they first opened their doors and the decision will cost 87 people their jobs. That is a shame. On Sept. 25, Topps began recalling frozen hamburger patties that ma have been contaminated with the potentially fatal E. coli bacteria strain O157:H7. The recall eventually ballooned to 21.7 million pounds of ground beef. Thirty people in eight states had E. coli infections matching the strain found in the Topps patties but none have died.