Before you bite into your next burger, you may want to inspect its brand, packaging date, and bacteria count—unless diarrhea, dehydration, or kidney failure sounds appetizing to you. The Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced a class one recall of 95,898 pounds of Valley Meats’ ground beef patties and sirloin steak burgers—marketed under various brand labels—due to evidence of E. coli contamination. The meat has been on the market since March 10, and this is not the first time the company has been responsible for an E. coli outbreak. Our best avoidance advice? If you haven’t already, go veg!
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