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The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a recall for 377,775 pounds of ground beef products after a routine test found a sample positive for E. coli O157:H7.
Los Angeles firm Commercial Meat Co. meat was produced between Sept. 7 and Oct. 6, and was shipped to restaurants in California and Nevada.
The meat in question includes cases of ground beef, ground beef patties, taco meat, and beef chili. Each case bears “EST. 4873″ inside the USDA mark.
No illnesses have been reported with the recall.
E. coli can cause food-borne illness, and symptoms of infection include severe cramping, bloody diarrhea and vomiting. Meat must be thoroughly cooked to avoid contamination — the USDA suggests to an internal temperature of 160 degrees.