The recall of meat distributed by Cargill subsidiary Emmpak Foods has been expanded to a further 2.3 million pounds of beef sold nationwide. Earlier this week the company initiated a recall of 416,000 pounds of meat on fears it may be linked to an E. coli outbreak that has sickened more than 40 people across three US states. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday [Thursday] said that possible E. coli bacteria had been identified in additional ground beef produced on a separate line by Emmpak, company spokesman Mark Klein revealed.