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ALERT | Ground Beef Recalled Due to E. Coli

Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., announced a recall Tuesday of 131,300 pounds of ground beef due to E. Coli contamination.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), illnesses in Ohio have been linked to the contaminated beef. However, the contaminated beef  recall is not only for Ohio. The beef may have also been shipped to Indiana, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin for resale.

The products affected by the recall have “BEST BEFORE OR FREEZE BY” date of “SEP 12 2011” and the number “245D.”

According to the FSIS, the beef was sold in:

–5-pound chubs (cylinders of ground beef) of Kroger-brand “GROUND BEEF 73% LEAN – 27% FAT,” packed in 40-pound cases containing eight chubs. Cases bear an identifying product code of “D-0211 QW.” These products were produced on Aug. 23, 2011 and were shipped to distribution centers in Indiana and Tennessee for retail sale.

–3-pound chubs of Butcher’s Brand “GROUND BEEF 73% LEAN-27% FAT,” packed in 36-pound cases each containing 12 chubs. Cases bear an identifying product code of “D-0211 LWIF.” These products were produced on Aug. 23, 2011 and were shipped to distribution centers in North Carolina and South Carolina for retail sale.

–3-pound chubs of a generic label “GROUND BEEF 73% LEAN – 27% FAT,” packed in 36-pound cases each containing 12 chubs. Cases bear an identifying product code of “D-0211 LWI.” These products were produced on Aug. 23, 2011 and were shipped to distribution centers in Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin for retail sale.

The FSIS also recommends that you check any beef that may be in your freezer.

For questions or concerns, please contact Tyson’s at 866-328-3156.

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