Food recalls happen, but it's only at a certain scale that a minor panic might be warranted. In this regard, you won't find much solace in latest food recall news: 22,000 pounds of beef have been recalled across four states, after the wholesale supplier Creation Gardens noticed two instances of E. coli during routine testing procedures on its ground beef and primal cut products, the USDA's Food Inspection Safety Service announced Monday.
The tainted meat -- mostly beef patties and ground beef -- was distributed by the Kentucky-based supplier to retailers in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee, bearing the the establishment number of "EST. 7914," according to the recall. As with any massive quantity of food that's fallen prey to a potentially dangerous bacterial infection, authorities advise people to not eat the beef: "Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase," the announcement says.