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Tainted Beef Leads to Grocery Recalls

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

DODGE CITY, Kan. - At least three major grocery store
chains are recalling certain packages of ground beef due to
possible E. coli contamination.

The recalls at Winn-Dixie Stores Inc., Publix Super Markets Inc.
and Kroger Co. mainly in the southeastern U.S. stem from meat from
National Beef Packaging Co. of Dodge City, Kan.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday that
National Beef was recalling more than 60,000 pounds of beef after
the Ohio Department of Agriculture found the bacteria.

The recalls affect products sold mainly in Florida, Georgia,
Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina and Tennessee, but
the meat could have been distributed nationwide.

The agriculture department says there have been no reports of
illnesses. The company says it's investigating.

E. coli can be deadly and can cause bloody diarrhea and other
problems.


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