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E. Coli Contamination Forces Ground Beef Recall

04 July 2008

US - If you buy ground beef at King Soopers or City Market stores in Colorado, you will want to check it. It's under recall because it may be contaminated with E. coli.

Nebraska Beef Ltd. of Omaha originally issued the recall for 500,000 pounds of ground beef it processed and sold to other companies for further processing.

King Soopers and City Market Recalled Ground Beef:
  • Ground beef products in Styrofoam tray packages wrapped in clear cellophane with "Sell By" dates of June 20 through July 3
  • Ground beef products purchased from an in-store service counter with "Sell By" dates of June 20 through July 3
  • Private Selection Natural beef sold in 16 oz. packages in the self-service meat case with sell by dates of July 11 through July 21
King Soopers and City Market asks customers with any of this ground beef in their refrigerators or freezers to return it to the store for full refund or replacement.

The United States Department of Agriculture says that so far 41 people in Ohio and Michigan have become ill in cases related to this beef.

E. coli is a bacteria that causes severe cramps and diarrhea

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Source: My Fox


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