Cargill Recalls One Million More Pounds of Beef

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 3 (AP) - Cargill Inc. said Saturday that it was recalling more than 1 million pounds of ground beef that might be contaminated with E. coli bacteria.

The beef was produced from Oct. 8 to Oct. 11 at the Cargill Meat Solutions plant in Wyalusing, Pa., and was distributed to retailers across the country, including Giant, ShopRite, Wegmans and Weis.

Cargill learned that the meat might be contaminated after the Department of Agriculture found a problem with a sample produced Oct. 8, the company said. The strain of the E. coli bacterium is O157:H7.

“No illnesses have been associated with this product,” said John Keating, president of Cargill Regional Beef.

A Cargill spokeswoman said 10 states were affected by the recall: Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration.

On Oct. 6, Cargill, based in Wayzata, Minn., voluntarily recalled more than 840,000 pounds of ground beef patties distributed at Sam’s Club stores nationwide after four Minnesota children and four Wisconsin adults who ate the food developed E. coli illness.

For a complete list of the recalled products, click on the Hot Key.

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