OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska Beef Limited is recalling nearly
532,000 pounds of ground beef produced in the past two months.
Officials say the meat has been linked to an outbreak of E. coli
The federal government says some of the Omaha-based company's
beef was sold by the Kroger grocery chain.
Investigators traced the meat to Nebraska Beef after 38 people
in Ohio and Michigan became ill. Kroger already recalled beef it
sold in those states.
Much of the beef that Nebraska Beef is recalling was sold to
wholesalers or other processing companies. Beef involved in the
recall went to businesses in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois,
Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas.
The recall involves beef produced on five different dates
between May 16th and June 24th.
Nineteen people have been hospitalized since the first case of
E. coli linked to the beef was identified May 30th.