Ground Beef Recall Due To Potential E.coli Contamination

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Be careful if you are grilling hamburgers tonight.

More than 3,000 pounds of fresh ground beef patties and other packages of ground beef products were recalled due to potential E. coli contamination according to the U.S. Agriculture Department.

The department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said it became aware of the problem "when contacted by another federal regulated establishment who believed they had received suspect product."

The American Food Service of Pico Rivera produced these products on January 31 and they have "EST. 1913" inside the USDA mark of inspection according to a press release by the USDA.

Because these products were sent to restaurants throughout Southern California, these products could still be in restaurant freezers.

E. coli can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration and in severe cases, kidney failure. E. coli is more dangerous for babies, seniors and people with weak immune systems.

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