The USDA announced today that Omaha Beef Company, a Danbury, Connecticut, firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately 1,680 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

E. coli O157:H7 is the same bacterium that was found to be the source of an outbreak among people who ate contaminated spinach in August and September and became ill.

The products subject to recall include:

  • 10-pound boxes of ‘HAMBURGER PATTIES, OMAHA BEEF CO., INC.’
  • Five-pound bags of ‘HAMBURGER, OMAHA BEEF CO., INC.’
  • 10-pound bags of ‘HAMBURGER, OMAHA BEEF CO., INC.’