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E. coli around the U.S.

(article, Culinate staff)

Just as the news story about the deadly E. coli outbreak in Europe was fading, new outbreak reports are cropping up Stateside. Fresh strawberries sold at farmstands and farmers' markets in the Pacific Northwest — apparently contaminated by wandering deer — have sickened several and killed at least one. Meanwhile, the USDA has recalled more than 60,000 pounds of contaminated ground-beef products, produced by National Beef and shipped nationwide. And of course, you don't have to get E. coli from your food at all, as a recent outbreak of the disease in a state-park lake in Pennsylvania has emphasized. Don't drink the water, OK?