Health officials believe the beef may be contaminated with E. coli.

As if the listeria outbreak in cantaloupe wasn't bad enough, there's a new food-borne illness scare. Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is recalling about 131,300 pounds of ground beef under fears that it may be contaminated with E. coli. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall after Ohio health authorities reported that a family had become ill with E. coli, and that the ground beef in the family's home tested positive.Recalled beef products include Kroger (in Tennessee and Indiana) and Butcher's Brand (in North and South Carolina and the generic beef in Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin) that were produced on August 23. FSIS strongly encourages consumers to check their freezers and immediately throw away any recalled ground beef. Just as a reminder, you can stay safe from E. coli by only eating ground beef that has been cooked to a temperature of 160 degrees and handling raw meat appropriately. Stay safe and be smart out there ground-beef eaters!


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