facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

60,000 lbs. of National Beef Packing Co. ground beef recalled

Aug. 15, 2011 at 2:44 AM   |   Comments

| License Photo
DODGE CITY, Kan., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- About 60,000 pounds of ground beef from National Beef Packing Co. in Dodge City, Kan., is being recalled for possible E. coli contamination, officials say.

The U.S. Agriculture Department said in a release Friday the recall was initiated after the potential health hazard was detected at a state-inspected facility in Ohio. The USDA labeled it a Class I Recall with a high health risk.

The recall includes packages of ground beef produced July 23 with an Aug. 12 freeze date.

Some of the ground beef may have gone through further processing and repackaging, and sold under different brand names. The USDA didn't list the brands involved but Winn-Dixie Stores, Publix, Kroger and Walmart all announced independently they were recalling ground beef products as a result of the problem at National Beef.

E. coli is a potentially deadly bacteria that can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration and in severe cases, kidney failure.

© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Police search for California man with drug-resistant TB
2
New research explains insomnia prevalence among elderly
3
New data shows Melbourne is most well-rested city in the world
4
New research details rare cancer that killed Bob Marley
5
Daughters more likely than sons to care for elder parents
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback