outbreak

Flickr Creative Commons

    

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates as much as 1.8 million pounds of tainted ground beef made its way through the national food supply chain earlier this month. Health officials warn consumers in at least 10 states, including Florida, could be at risk of e coli infection.

The first case of illness was reported back on May 8th, but the complaint didn’t make its way to the Centers for Disease Control until earlier this week. Officials now believe the outbreak originated from Wolverine Packing – a Michigan-based meat packing plant.