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Ground beef patties sold under the Shaw’s supermarket label, were recalled yesterday. According to Fairbank Farms, the company that sells the beef to Shaws, packages with the tainted beef could have been purchased in New England between 7 a.m. – 11 a.m., on Wednesday, September 5, 2007. The 85% lean beef was sold in 1.33 pound packages with the establishment number “Est. 492. The beef was tainted with an ecoli bacteria that can cause illness ranging from stomach cramps to the rare death from kidney failure. Fairbanks Farms reports that while most of the tainted beef was located before it left the warehouse, some packages were distributed to Shaws supermarkets in each of the New England states. According to the federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the type of ecoli found in the recalled beef, kills more than 60 Americans each year.

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