Health

USDA Recalls 167,427 Pounds Of Ground Beef

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades

You may want to rethink that hamburger.  

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on Nov. 1 that All American Meats Inc. recalled 167,427 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli.

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On Oct. 30, a sample of the meat tested positive for E. coli, a bacterium which can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue and fever, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

The meat was traced back to All American Meats, an Omaha, Nebraska, company that ships its products nationwide.

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Though no illnesses have been tied to the contaminated meat, health officials warn that consumers should discard or return the meat, which was marked to sell by Nov. 3.

The USDA is expected to follow up with a list of states where the meat was sold, according to USA Today.

Sources: USDA, U.S. National Library of Medicine, USA Today / Photo credit: Danielle Scott/Flickr