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50,000 Pounds Of Beef Recalled Across U.S.

The meat was recalled after testing positive for E. coli.

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The Food and Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) recommends cooking ground beef to an internal temperature of 160 degrees to ensure bacteria are killed.

National Beef Packing Company of Liberal, Kan., recalled some 50,000 pounds of ground beef after a sample tested positive for E. coli O157:H7.

The beef products were produced on July 18 and bear the code “EST. 208A” on the label. (Visit the USDA’s website for a more detailed list of recalled items.)

E. coli infection can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration and even kidney failure. As of yet, no illnesses have been linked to the recall.

Read More:

  • Kansas company recalls 50,000 pounds of ground beef products (CNN)
  • 50,000 pounds of ground beef is recalled, may be tainted by E.coli (Los Angeles Times)
Liz Leslie

Liz Leslie is a journalist based in Bloomington, Indiana. When she's not writing about food, she's likely eating food. Or dreaming about food.

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