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Ground beef recall expanded


Last updated 6/14/2007 at Noon

The County Department of Environmental Health is advising consumers to again check their freezers now that United Food Group of Vernon, CA, has expanded its recall to include a total of approximately 5.7 million pounds of both fresh and frozen ground beef products.

The company originally issued a recall of 75,000 pounds but decided to broaden the recall after its products were linked to illnesses in several states. The beef products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, a particularly dangerous strain of the bacteria.

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