09/07/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Salmonella Outbreak Prompts Recall Of 800,000 Pounds Of Beef

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - At least 21 people in Colorado and 10 other U.S. states have been sickened by a salmonella outbreak that prompted the recall of more than 800,000 pounds of ground beef, federal and state officials said on Friday.

Raw hamburger associated with known illnesses in Colorado was traced to Beef Packers Inc. in Fresno, California, a unit of Minneapolis-based agribusiness giant Cargill Inc, officials said.

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