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Ground Beef Recalled After Testing For Dangerous E. Coli

National Beef has voluntarily recalled 22,737 pounds of ground beef after a sample tested positive for E.coli O157:H7.

Electron microscope rendering of E. coli bacteria

Photo: NIH (flickr)

Symptoms of E. coli include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea and nausea.

Nearly 23,000 pounds of ground beef have been recalled in a recent E. coli scare. E.coli O157:H7 was found in samples of beef, prompting a Class I recall — meaning that consuming the meat could result in serious illness or death.

The affected meat has a sale date of June 14, 2013 and was produced on May 25, 2013. All products are marked with “EST. 208A.”

Officials are warning consumers to check their frozen goods to see if any stored beef is affected.

So far, no illnesses have been reported in conjunction with with recall.

National Beef has set up a website for more information about the voluntary recall, as they work with authorities to find out more.

Read More:

  • Check your freezer: 22,737 lbs of beef recalled (CNN)
  • Kansas Firm Recalls Ground Beef Products Due To Possible E.Coli O157:H7 Contamination (USDA FSIS)
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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