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Recall issued for ground beef products due to E. coli outbreak that has sickened 17, killed 1

Posted: 5:21 AM, Sep 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-20 12:28:50Z

Cargill Meat Solutions has recalled more than 132,000 pounds of ground beef products over concerns that it may be infected with E. coli.

According to the Food and Safety Inspection (FSIS) service, one person has died and 17 others have been sickened in the outbreak since Aug. 16.

Those who have purchased any of the products below are urged to throw them away or return them to the store where they were purchased. The recall has been classified as a Class I recall, meaning there is a "reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death."

The FSIS is advising all consumers to only consume ground beef cooked well done to an internal temperature of 160 degrees.

The following items have been recalled, according to the FSIS.

Note: " Chub " refers to ground beef packaged in a cylindrical, plastic tube.

• 3-lb. chubs of “OUR CERTIFIED 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a USE
OR FREEZE BY JUL/11/18 and case code 00228749057646.
• 3-lb. chubs of “OUR CERTIFIED 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a USE
OR FREEZE BY JUL/11/18 and case code 00228749002653.
• 10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a Use/Frz. By Jul
11 and case code 00228749089098.
• 10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a Use/Frz. By Jul
11 and case code 90028749002751.
• 10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 81/19 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a Use/Frz. By Jul
11 and case code 90028749003536.
• 10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul
11 and case code 00228749003568.
• 10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a
Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749402773.
• 20-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 81/19 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF COMBO” with a
Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749073935.
• 10-lb. chubs of “Sterling Silver CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a
Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 00228749702416.
• 10-lb. chubs of “CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE
GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749802405.
• 10-lb. chubs of “CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE
GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 with case code 00228749802413.
• 10-lb. chubs of “Fire River Farms CLASSIC GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND”
with a USE/FREEZE BY: 07/11/2018 with case code 90734730297241.

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.