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Tyson Recalls 40,000 Pounds of Ground Beef


The USDA announced that Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. of Dakota City, NE has recalled 40,000 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The recall includes 10-pound chubs of "Chuck fine ground beef 80/20," and have a best before or freeze by date of 11/13/11 and EST. 245C on the box label.

Recalled beef was shipped to 16 states: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin. The beef may have been re-packaged into smaller consumer-size packages and sold under different retail brands. Check the retail list from the USDA for information on specific retailers in these states.

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An infection from E. coli O157:H7 bacteria can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration and in serious cases, kidney failure. Pregnant women, elderly people and children are particularly susceptible to infections, so if you suspect you have this ground beef in your freezer, double check!

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