E. coli suspicions prompt beef recalls

MERCED Calif. About 100,000 pounds of frozen hamburger from Richwood Meat Co. Inc. have been recalled after three children showed symptoms of E. coli contamination after eating burgers from sports concessions, according to press reports.

The meat was processed almost a year ago, but authorities apparently fear the patties may have been kept in the freezers of seasonal outlets that are just now opening. It was the second major E. coli-related recall of meat in

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