WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service is continuing to investigate illness-causing E. coli-tainted ground beef traced to Rochester Meats Inc., Rochester, Minn. According to Beth Gaston, a spokesperson for the USDA, the testing was begun after several people from Maine complained of illness. "We have found a link between that meat and six illnesses," said Gaston. "There is an investigation into the outbreaks, so that number may change as the ...
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