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1.8 Million Pounds of Meat Recalled

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Yesterday the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that a Michigan-based meet processing plant has recalled 1.8 million pounds of ground beef due to a potential E.coli contamination. Specifically, Wolverine Packing Co, located in Detroit, recalled ground beef products produced between March 31 and April 18 after the Food Safety and Inspection Service ("FSIS") was notified of a case of E.coli illness on May 12. The Wolverine Packing Company was identified as the source of the contamination by the FSIS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Eleven other individuals located in four different states have been identified as being sickened by the potentially deadly bacteria. The specific string of E.coli implicated in this recall is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2 to 8 days after exposure. In rare cases, the bacteria can cause a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome. According to the USDA, some of the recalled meat was sent to distributors for restaurant use in Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio. Thankfully, authorities believe none of the potentially contaminated beef reached the Department of Defense, the National School Lunch Program or catalog and internet sales.

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