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Massive Ground Beef Recall: 1.8M Pounds Involved in E.Coli Scare

Recall linked back to Michigan plant


A huge ground beef recall has resulted in 1.8 million pounds of beef being taken off shelves.


The ground beef recall was issued by Wolverine Packing in Detroit, Mich. Ground beef affected by the recall have dates that range from March 31 to April 18. The beef is being recalled over fears of an E.coli contamination, reports The Chicago Tribune.

The ground beef recall was issued after a report of E.coli led to an inspection by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The inspection resulted in four more cases of the illness being identified and it was linked back to the Mich., plant, The Tribune notes.

The strain of E.coli that was discovered in the ground beef recall can cause a string of issues. Some negative effects of the illness include dehydration, bloody diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. These symptoms usually go away after a week, but some people may develop kidney failure, reports the Boston Globe.

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