The CDC can be investigating all of the cases. Ashville, N.Y.-centered Fairbank Farms recalled almost 546,000 pounds of fresh ground beef which may be tainted with E. Coli bacterias. The meats was distributed in September to shops from Virginia to Maine. The ground beef was marketed at Trader Joe's, Cost Chopper, Lancaster, Wild Harvest, Shaw's, BJ's, Ford Brothers and Giant stores. Each package carried the real number 'EST. 492' on the label. These were packaged Sept. 15-16 and may have been labeled with a sell-by time from Sept. 19 through Sept. 28. Also, floor beef packaged under the Fairbank Farms name was distributed to stores in Maryland, Massachusetts, NEW YORK, New Jersey, NY, Pennsylvania and Virginia.Analyses of data from alternative exposure-time home windows supported the primary results. Although some misclassification of the timing of publicity is possible17 provided the uncertainty regarding the dates of conception, the outcomes of analyses focusing on exposures during weeks 3 to 8 after presumed conception were consistent with the main results involving exposure during the 12 weeks after presumed conception. The observed association between contact with PPIs within the month before conception and major birth defects may represent unmeasured confounding or might have been due to chance.