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Cargill ground beef products recalled for possible E. coli contamination

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About 133,000 pounds of ground beef produced by Cargill Meat Solutions is being recalled for possible E. coli contamination.

About 133,000 pounds of ground beef produced by Cargill Meat Solutions is being recalled for possible E. coli contamination.

The Colorado-based company issued the recall Wednesday after an investigation by the Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service, the Centers for Disease Control and other public health partners determined the meat may have been responsible for multiple illnesses and one death in July.

Some consumers may have the products in their freezers.

Anyone who bought these products are urged not to eat them. They should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

People can become ill from two days to a week after exposure to E. coli and typically develop diarrhea and vomiting. Some illnesses last longer and can be more severe. Infection is usually diagnosed by test a stool sample.

The meat was shipped to retailers across the United States and packages have the establishment number “EST. 86R” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The ground beef items were produced and packaged on June 21 , 2018 .

All had a “use or freeze by date” of July 11.

These products have been recalled:

• 3- lb. chubs of “our certified 73/27 fine grind ground beef” and case code 00228749057646.

• 3- lb. chubs of “our certified 73/27 fine grind ground beef” and case code 00228749002653.

• 10-lb. chubs of “excel 73/27 fine grind ground beef” and case code 00228749089098.

• 10-lb. chubs of “excel 73/27 fine grind ground beef” and case code 90028749002751.

• 10-lb. chubs of “excel 81/19 fine grind ground beef” and case code 90028749003536.

• 10-lb. chubs of “excel ground beef 81/19 fine grind” and case code 00228749003568.

• 10-lb. chubs of “excel chuck ground beef 81/19 fine grind” and case code 90028749402773.

• 20-lb. chubs of “excel 81/19 fine grind ground beef combo” and case code 90028749073935.

• 10-lb. chubs of “Sterling Silver chuck ground beef 81/19 fine grind” and case code 00228749702416.

• 10-lb. chubs of “certified Angus beef chuck ground beef 81/19 fine grind” and case code 90028749802405.

• 10-lb. chubs of “certified Angus beef chuck ground beef 81/19 fine grind” and case code 00228749802413.

• 10-lb. chubs of “Fire River Farms classic ground beef 81/19 fine grind” and case code 90734730297241.

Emily Balser is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Emily at 724-226-4680, [email protected] or via Twitter @emilybalser.

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