A Nebraska meat supplier is recalling more than 167,000 pounds of ground beef due to possible E. coli contamination. According to a press release from the USDA, the recalled meat was processed by All American Meats in Omaha and shipped nationwide. The problem, according to the USDA, was discovered on Friday when a sample tested positive for the bacteria. So far, there have been no confirmed reports of illness connected with the recall. Beef with the following labels should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase:
80 pound boxes of Ground Beef 80-percent Lean 20-percent Fat Fine Grind, Ground Beef 73-percent Lean 27-percent Fat Fine Grind, 60 pound Ground Beef Round 85-percent Lean 15-percent Fat Fine Grind, 60 pound Ground Beef Chuck 81-percent Lean 19-percent Fat Fine Grind, 80 pound Ground Beef Chuck 81-percent Lean 19-percent Fine Grind.
E. coli is potentially deadly — especially to children under 5 and senior citizens —and causes dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps within two to eight days of exposure to the organism.