Hudson Beef

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman announced yesterday that Hudson Foods, a major food processing company based in Arkansas, would recall some 25 million pounds of beef processed in a Nebraska plant. Now, restaurants and supermarkets are removing their stocks of hamburger that were purchased from Hudson Foods, and a consumer group is reminding people to check their home freezers for the recalled beef patties. Hudson agreed with the Agriculture Department yesterday that the company should shutdown its meat processing plant until it is certified clear of E.coli (ee-KOH-lye) bacteria. The Agriculture Department says the Hudson plant was contaminated by tainted meat from a slaughterhouse, and investigators are trying to determine which of seven slaughterhouses provided that meat. NPR's Monica Brady reports.

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