Beef recall expanded after E. coli fears

ELIZABETH N.J. Topps Meat Co. issued a nationwide recall Saturday for 21.7 million pounds of ground beef products sold to foodservice companies and retailers, after some 25 cases of infections with potentially lethal E. coli O157:H7 bacteria were reported by consumers in eight states from Maine to Florida.

The products, including frozen hamburger patties, were manufactured over the last year and bear a "sell by" or "best used by" date of Sept. 25, 2007,

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