Tainted Beef May Have Killed Two

Packages of ground beef that may have been incorrectly labeled with sell-by dates may have caused two deaths in New York and New Hampshire and sickened 26 others, according to health officials. The potentially E. coli-infected meat could be linked to the recall of up to 546,000 pounds of ground beef in Connecticut, Maine, and Massachusetts. The meat (originally provided by Fairbank Farms in Ashville, N.Y.) was sold at BJ’s, Trader Joe’s, Acme, Shaw’s Supermarkets, Price Chopper, Giant Food Stores, and Ford Brothers throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.