Valley Meat recalls 1 million pounds of ground beef over E. coli fears

Valley Meat recalls 1 million pounds of ground beef over E. coli fears
Valley Meat recalls 1 million pounds of ground beef over E. coli fears

Valley Meat Company of Modesto, Calif. is recalling approximately one million pounds of frozen ground beef patties and bulk ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

To date, seven people have been stricken with the potentially-deadly E. coli bacterium. The recalled meat was distributed to retail outlets and institutional foodservice providers in California, Texas, Oregon and Arizona, as well as internationally.

A list of retail outlets that sold the recalled meat has not yet been made public, but when available will be will be published on the FISIS website.