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E. coli scare prompts major ground beef recall in Wisconsin

Tyson Fresh Meats is pulling more than 131,000 pounds of ground beef from store shelves after four children fell sick after eating the tainted meat.
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Tyson Fresh Meats is pulling more than 131,000 pounds of ground beef from store shelves after four children fell sick after eating the tainted meat.

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