A Nebraska firm is recalling about 497,000 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with a potentially deadly strain of the E.coli bacteria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.
The recall was prompted by reports of illnesses linked to the consumption of meat produced by Columbus, Nebraska-Carneco Foods, LLC, June 21.
The recalled ground beef and beef patties were shipped to retail store across the country.
The recalled beef products have the establishment number “245P” and the packaging code 17304. The mean packages range in size from six to 10 pounds.
Last month, Carneco Foods recalled approximately 131,000 pounds of frozen ground beef patties because of an E.coli O157:H7. There were no reports of illnesses linked to the recall, the USDA said.