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Cargill is reminiscent of 25,000 pounds of potentially contaminated beef



(Reuters) – A Cargill Meat Solutions plant in Colorado recalls over 25,000 pounds of ground beef that could be contaminated with E. coli, according to the US Department of Agriculture.

The meat carries an "EST.86R" label within the USDA mark of inspection and an expiration date of September 5th, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service said this week in a statement. It was shipped from Cargill's location in Fort Morgan, Colorado, to warehouses in California and Colorado, FSIS said.

E. Coli bacteria can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps, and in some rare cases, it can lead to a life-threatening type of kidney failure.

FSIS said the problem was discovered on August 22 when the company inspected its records and found that the beef may have been associated with a product that is thought to be beneficial to E. coli.

The company then reported FSIS, the inspection service said, adding that there had been no confirmed reports of side effects from consuming these products.

Cargill Meat Solutions is a Wichita, Kansas-based division of Cargill Inc. [CARG.UL].

Reporting by Maria Caspani; Edited by Marguerita Choy

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