Hialeah Firm Recalls Ground Beef Possibly Containing E. coli

MIAMI (AP) - A South Florida firm is recalling 8,200 pounds of frozen ground beef because it may be tainted with E. coli.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that Hialeah-based Blue Ribbon Meats is recalling boxes of ground beef patties that were produced between September 14 and September 27.

No illnesses have been reported. The meat was intended for a Florida correctional institution and a distributor in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Each case bears the establishment number "Est. 451A" inside the USDA mark of inspection with a date code of 2577, 2647, or 2707.

E. coli is a potentially deadly bacterium that causes diarrhea and dehydration.

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