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E. coli Prompts Ground Beef Recall in 10 States

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WASHINGTON—Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, an Arkansas City, Kan., firm, is recalling approximately 14,158 pounds of ground beef products in 10 states because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced March 8.

The recall involves 40-pound cases of "BEEF FINE GRIND 81/19 NATURAL" containing 10-pound chubs with an identifying product code of "80185"; 40-pound cases of "BEEF CHUCK FINE GRIND 81/19 NATURAL" containing 10-pound chubs with an identifying product code of "80285"; 40-pound cases of "BEEF SIRLOIN FINE GRIND 91/9 NATURAL" containing 10-pound chubs with an identifying product code of "80495"; 40-pound cases of "BEEF FINE GRIND 90/10 NATURAL" containing 5-pound chubs with an identifying product code of "85165"; and 60-pound cases of "BEEF FINE GROUND 93/7" containing 10-pound chubs with an identifying product code of "86191".

The affected products were produced Feb. 22, 2011, and shipped to firms in Arizona, California, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington for further processing and/or distribution. The products may have been repackaged into consumer-size packages and sold under different retail brand names.

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