Sales of hamburger meat during the important summer grilling season have not taken a hit, despite a number of widely reported regional outbreaks of food poisoning linked to the potentially fatal bacteria E. coli 0157:H7. So said retailers and wholesalers contacted by SN this month as the final big cookout holiday of the season, Labor Day, approached. It was E. coli, of course, that was blamed for the deaths of four children and more than 400 cases of food poisoning in the Pacific Northwest ...

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