OMAHA, Neb. (July 1) - Nebraska Beef Ltd. is recalling nearly
532,000 pounds of ground beef produced in the last two months
because the meat has been linked to an outbreak of E. coli
The federal government said late Monday that some of the
Omaha-based company's beef was sold by grocer Kroger Co., and
investigators traced the meat to Nebraska Beef after 35 people in
Ohio and Michigan became ill. Kroger already recalled beef it sold
in those states.
Much of the beef that Nebraska Beef is recalling was sold to
wholesalers or other processing companies, so it may be difficult
for consumers to determine if they have any of the beef.
Details about the recalls are available at the USDA site,
On the Net:
USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service: www.fsis.usda.gov