Kansas company recalls 50,000 pounds of ground beef

Aug. 1, 2013 at 10:10 AM

TOPEKA, Kan., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The Kansas-based National Beef Packing Co. is recalling about 50,000 pounds of ground beef over possible E. coli contamination.

The ground beef, which was shipped nationwide, was recalled Wednesday because it may have been contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, a potentially deadly bacteria, CNN reported.

So far, there have been no reported cases of illness.

The beef was produced July 18 and "shipped in 40- to 60-pound cases to retailers, wholesalers and food service distributors nationwide," the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a statement.

This is the second recall for National Beef Packing this summer. In June, the company recalled 22,000 pounds of beef on E. coli concerns.

National Beef Packing officials had not commented.

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