50,000 Pounds Of Ground Beef Recalled

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Planning to grill up some hamburgers this weekend? Better check your meat first!

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a Kansas company has recalled approximately 50,000 pounds of ground beef for possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7.

The meat, which was produced by National Beef Packing Company, was sold in 40 to 60 pound cases to retailers, wholesalers, and food service distributors nationwide. However, information on where the meat was sold at the retail and wholesale level is still unknown.

It’s the second recall in recent months by National Beef, who also flagged 23,000 pounds of ground beef in June due to concerns over E. coli contamination. 

The recalled products carry the establishment number “EST. 208A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Currently there have been no related illnesses reported.

E. coli is a potentially deadly bacteria that can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration and kidney failure. E. coli is more dangerous for babies, seniors and people with weak immune systems.

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