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Kansas company recalls ground beef because of possible E. coli contamination

August 2, 2013

Liberal — A western Kansas company is recalling more than 50,000 pounds of ground beef products because of concerns that it could be tainted with E. coli.

The U.S. Agriculture Department said that National Beef Packing Co., which is based in Liberal, produced the meat.

The products carry the number “EST. 208A” inside the USDA mark. They were produced July 18 and shipped in 40 to 60 pound cases across the country.

The department says no illnesses related to the meat have been reported.

The following products are subject to recall:

• 10 lb. chub of “National Beef” 93/ 7 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 0707;

• 10 lb. chub of “NatureSource” 80/20 Fine Ground Chuck, Product Code 7031;

• 10 lb. chub of “NatureSource” 85/15 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7054;

• 10 lb. chub of “NatureSource” 90/10 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7344;

• 10 lb. chub of “NatureSource” 93/ 7 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7004;

• 10 lb. chub of “NatureWell 80/20 Fine Ground Chuck, Product Code 7484;

• 10 lb. chub of “NatureWell” 85/15 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7454;

• 10 lb. chub of “NatureWell” 90/10 Fine Ground Sirloin, Product Code 7577;

• and 10 lb. chub of “NatureWell” 93/7 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7404.

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