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Warning as processor recalls 300k pounds of beef ‘contaminated with E.coli

A MEAT processor has issued an urgent warning to consumers over nearly 300,000 pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Greater Omaha Packing’s recall on Thursday.

Greater Omaha Packing has issued a recall of nearly 300,000 pounds of beef

Greater Omaha Packing has issued a recall of nearly 300,000 pounds of beefCrédit: Alamy
The products bear establishment number 'EST. 960A' inside the USDA mark of inspection

The products bear establishment number ‘EST. 960UNE’ inside the USDA mark of inspectionCrédit: Getty

Packages of the meat are understood to have been distributed in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Nebraska.

The beef products were intended to be used in packages of ground beef.

They were produced on July 13 and bear establishment number “EST. 960A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The contamination was discovered when FSIS collected a routine product sample that confirmed positive for the presence of E. coli, les fonctionnaires ont dit.

Officials have said it is aClass I” rappeler.

That means it is asituation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the products, according to a USDA news release.

E. coli, a bacteria found in fecal matter, can be particularly dangerous to infants, young children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems.

The beef products were intended to be used in packages of ground beef

The beef products were intended to be used in packages of ground beefCrédit: Getty – Donateur