Lidl breaks contract with supplier of ground beef in France after E. coli outbreak

Kroger, you may want to revisit Cargill as a supplier of ground turkey after the Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak which has now sickened 107 including one death.

German-owned French retailer Lidl has just terminated a 20-year relationship with its primary hamburger supplier, SEB, after those burgers were implicated in an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak in the Lille region of France earlier this year.

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