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Nearly 50 tons of ground beef recalled for possible E. coli contamination

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Posted at 11:13 AM, Nov 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-21 11:13:04-05

Nearly 50 tons of ground beef has been recalled due to a possible E. coli contamination. 

Swift Beef Co. recalled 99,260 pounds of raw ground beef products, according to the USDA FSIS. 

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The bulk ground beef was produced on Oct. 24, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: 

  • 2,000 lb. - bulk pallets of Swift Ground Beef 81/19 (81% lean) Fine Grind Combo bearing product code 42982.
  • 8-10 lb. - plastic wrapped chubs of “blue ribbon BEEF” Ground Beef 81/19 (81% lean) Coarse Grind bearing product code 42410.
  • 8-10 lb. - plastic wrapped chubs of “blue ribbon BEEF” Ground Beef 93/07 (93% lean) Coarse Grind bearing product code 42413.
  • 8-10 lb. - plastic wrapped chubs of “blue ribbon BEEF” Ground Beef 85/15 (85% lean) Coarse Grind bearing product code 42415.
  • 8-10 lb. - plastic wrapped chubs of “blue ribbon BEEF” Ground Beef 73/27 (73% lean) Coarse Grind bearing product code 42510.

The ground beef affected was shipped to retail distributors in five states, including California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington, according to the official release. 

Get more info about the recall here.