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American Foods Issues Beef Product Recall
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 11/26/2007

The Green Bay-based American Foods Group has voluntarily recalled nearly 96,000 pounds of ground beef products after two people got sick from a possible E. coli bacteria infection. According to the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service, the products include coarse and fine ground beef chuck, sirloin and chop beef. They were distributed to retailers and distributors in Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Virginia.

The agency says an investigation by the Illinois Department of Health found that two people reported their illnesses in that state, which lead to the recall decision.

E. coli is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration.

The products subject to recall were produced on October 10 and were distributed for further processing and repackaging and will not have the company's establishment number on the package.

Consumers are urged to look in their freezers and return or throw out the products if they find them.

Since the spring of this year over 30 million pounds of hamburger have been recalled in the United States and hundreds have been sickened. This makes 2007 one of the worst years on record.

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