WASHINGTON -- At least three illnesses linked to ground beef purchased at Kroger stores in Georgia touched off a comprehensive recall last week of fresh ground meats produced at a Georgia plant dedicated to making case-ready products for Kroger stores. Excel Corp. voluntarily recalled 190,000 pounds of ground beef and pork -- all the ground meat made at the company's Newnan, Ga., plant on May 23 and 24 -- in response to government tests that showed one package of ground beef purchased at a ...

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