Ground Beef Recalled Due to Possible E. Coli

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Nov. 2, 2015 -- More than 167,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled by All American Meats, Inc. due to possible contamination with potentially deadly E. coli bacteria.

The nationwide recall is for ground beef products produced by the company in Omaha, Nebraska on Oct. 16, 2015. The problem was discovered Oct. 30 when random testing by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) discovered E. coli O157:H7 in some of the company's products.

This type of E. coli can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2-8 days (3-4 days, on average) after people are exposed to the bacteria. Most people recover, but some develop kidney failure. Seniors and children younger than age 5 are at greatest risk.

To date, there have been no reports of illnesses associated with the recalled ground beef products sold in 60- and 80-pound boxes, according to FSIS.

Consumers with the products should throw them away or return them to the place of purchase. More information about the recall is available on the FSIS website.