MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Another Minnesotan was hospitalized after being exposed to E. coli bacteria in ground beef, raising the number of state residents sickened during the latest outbreak to 28, health officials said.
The state Health Department did not identify the latest person sickened in the outbreak, which has been traced to ground beef sold by Cub Foods. At least four people in Wisconsin and Iowa have also become ill.
On Monday, American Foods Group Inc., a Green Bay, Wis., company, announced it was voluntarily recalling 1.1 million pounds of ground beef prepared since early November. That meat was sold to stores in 15 states.
Meanwhile, a St. Paul woman filed suit Friday in Hennepin County District Court against Cub and American Foods, accusing the companies of negligence in placing "contaminated ground beef in the marketplace."
Grace Marazzo, who works at Regions Hospital, became ill and missed about a week of work.
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