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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.

Following Tuesday’s recall election in Wisconsin, Florida Senator Chris Smith (D-Oakland Park) is pushing a bill to allow recalls in the Sunshine state.

Wisconsin’s Republican Governor Scott Walker went up against Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, a Democrat, in a recall contest Tuesday, and won. That makes Walker one of the only governors in U.S. history to survive a recall. Now Florida Senator Chris Smith is wondering whether the outcome in favor of a Republican will be enough to persuade House Speaker-designate Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) to give his recall bill a hearing.