By David Mittleman

Bacterial Contamination Linked to Ground Beef, Clover Sprouts, Walnuts, and Hummus

This is a big week for bacterial contamination, with recalls of ground beef, clover sprouts, walnuts and hummus. In fact, 1.8 million pounds of ground beef were recalled in almost 40 states for E. coli, nearly 15,000 pounds of hummus dips for Listeria, and batches of bulk and packaged walnuts for Listeria. Raw clover sprouts contaminated with E. coli were also linked to three likely cases of illness, and seven confirmed. About half of those who have fallen ill from the contaminated sprouts have …read more