A Kansas packing company is recalling 50,000 pounds of ground beef shipped around the country because of the threat of E. coli contamination.
The limited beef recall affects a share of consumers who bought ground beef in the past two weeks carrying the National Beef, NatureSource, or NatureWell brands. The affected beef also may have been sold under other brands.
The suspect beef was produced on July 18, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), and carries the establishment code EST. 208A on the USDA inspection label. The recall involves packages with a “freeze by” date between July 18 and Aug. 7. (See the list of specific products below.)
No reports of illness have been linked to the beef, according to the USDA. The E. coli was detected during routine government monitoring and limited to one 10-pound package of ground beef, according to the company, National Beef Packing Co. in Liberal, Kan. READ MORE