We told you last week that the Topps Meat Company had announced a recall of over 331,000 pounds of ground beef and patties that may contain E. coli. Did that seem like a lot to you? Topps has now expanded that recall to 21.7 million pounds. There's a possibility that total could increase later today.
I didn't think that there were that many pounds of meat in the U.S.
This is the fifth largest food recall in U.S. history. Several people have become sick from eating the beef. Topps even says that based on research, they think that most of the beef has already been consumed by customers.