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Tyson Recalls Ground Beef for Possible E. Coli

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Photo courtesy Yuri Long http://www.flickr.com/photos/yurilong/5024128879/

Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. out of Kansas is recalling over 131,000 pounds of ground beef products that the U.S. Department of Agriculture says may be contaminated with E. coli. Some of the beef was distributed in Texas. Here's more from the USDA on the part of the recall that affects Texas:

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 Del., Fla., Ga., Md., Ill., Ind., Mo., N.Y., Ohio, Tenn., Texas and Wis. for retail sale.

The USDA says the type of E. coli that this meat may be contaminated with can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and kidney failure in severe cases.

You can read the entire recall here, along with some tips on safe ways to prepare ground beef.

The USDA has not yet posted a list of retailers to whom this meat may have been shipped.  When they get that information it will be posted here.

 

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