Tyson Recalls Ground Beef

December 19, 2011 Updated Dec 19, 2011 at 1:51 PM EDT

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Tyson Recalls Ground Beef

December 19, 2011 Updated Dec 19, 2011 at 1:51 PM EDT

(USDA news release) Tyson Fresh Meats Inc., a Dakota City, Neb. establishment, is recalling approximately 40,948 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced last Friday.

The following products are subject to recall:

* 10-pound chubs of "CHUCK FINE GROUND BEEF 80/20," packed in cases containing eight chubs.

The products subject to recall have a "BEST BEFORE OR FREEZE BY" date of "11/13/11" and "EST. 245C" on the box label. The products were shipped to institutions and distributors in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The problem was discovered through routine FSIS monitoring which confirmed a positive result for E. coli O157:H7. FSIS and the company have received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products.

Read the entire news release on the recall HERE.