The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the recall after routine testing by the Ohio Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of bacteria.
The recall is mostly for product that was sold in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina and Tennessee. However, potentially contaminated meat was sent out for distribution set for sale nationwide.
So far there have been no reported illnesses due to the ground beef. E. coli can be deadly and can produce symptoms from bloody diarrhea, dehydration and more.
For specific product code numbers for the ground beef recall, visit the USDA.
When you prepare meat at home, take steps to help ensure it's a safe experience.
The following tips from the National Institute of Health (NIH) are just some ways to help prevent harmful bacteria from growing in food. Read the NIH's entire list
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