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National Beef recalls ground beef contaminated with E. coli

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Kansas-based National Beef Packing Company has recalled 50,100 pounds of ground beef believed to be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The beef was produced on July 18, and were sold in 40 to 60 pound cases to retailers, wholesalers, and food service distributors across the nation.

The United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service said it is not known if the beef was available to the public.

FSIS and the company have not received reports of people getting sick after eating the beef as of yet.

The USDA said E. coli O157:H7 is a "potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and in the most severe cases, kidney failure. The very young, seniors and persons with weak immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness."

If you are concerned that you may have eaten contaminated ground beef, please call your doctor and set up an appointment to get checked out.

The following products are subject to 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

All these products bear the establishment number "EST. 208A" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The problem was discovered in a routine inspection.

This is the company's second recall since June.

Consumers can call 1-866-761-9472 or go to www.nationalbeef.com for the link to details about the recall and the company's return and reimbursement policy.

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