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RECALL: ground beef for possible E.coli contamination

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National Beef Packing Company based in Kansas issued a voluntarily recall for over 50,000 pounds of packaged ground beef for possible e-coli contamination Wednesday, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The company issued the recall after a sample of its product tested positive for the bacterium, according to the FSIS report. The company subjected these products for the recall:

  • 10 lb. chub of "National Beef" 93/ 7 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 0707
  • 10 lb. chub of "NatureSource" 80/20 Fine Ground Chuck, Product Code 7031
  • 10 lb. chub of "NatureSource" 85/15 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7054
  • 10 lb. chub of "NatureSource" 90/10 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7344
  • 10 lb. chub of "NatureSource" 93/ 7 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7004
  • 10 lb. chub of "NatureWell 80/20 Fine Ground Chuck, Product Code 7484
  • 10 lb. chub of "NatureWell" 85/15 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7454
  • 10 lb. chub of "NatureWell" 90/10 Fine Ground Sirloin, Product Code 7577
  • 10 lb. chub of "NatureWell" 93/7 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7404

The beef was produced on July 18 and shipped to retailers, wholesalers, and food service distributors nationwide, according to the government recall website recalls.gov.

All the products under recall have the establishment number "Est. 208-A" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The possibly contaminated product is no longer available for purchase.

E-coli can be potentially deadly and causes bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and in the most severe cases, kidney failure, according to the FSIS report.

FSIS reminds consumers to cook meat to internal temperature of 160 degrees.

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