A total of 18 people fell ill between July 5 and July 25, the government agency said.
The USDA identified the strain of E. coli as Escherichia coli O26.
She urged consumers to check their freezers for products purchased between 25 June and 31 July. She said customers should dispose of them or bring them to Publix for reimbursement.
The affected products are:
• Bacon and Cheddar Burger
• Bacon and Cheddar Meatballs
• Bacon and Cheddar Sliders
• Bacon and Fried Onion Burger
• Bacon and fried onion meatball
• Bacon and Fried Onion Slider
• Badia Spiced Ground Chuck Burger
• Blue Cheese Burger
• Blue Cheese Meatballs
• Blue Cheese Slider
• Bottom Food
• Minced meatburger
• Chilli chilli
• Chestnut for meat loafs
• Bottom food pusher
• Jalapeno and cheddar pusher
• Jalapeño and Cheddar burgers
• Jalapeño and cheddar meatballs
• Meat patties
• Montreal seasoned chuck burger
• Spiced meatloaf (oven ready)
• Spanish Meatballs
• Steakhouse Ground Chuck Burger
• Stuffed Pepper (Oven Ready)
• Stuffed Pimento Cheese Burger
• Swiss and Mushroom Burgers
• Swiss and Mushroom Meatballs
• Swiss and Mushroom Sliders
The meat was sold in 24 Florida counties. They are Brevard, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, DeSoto, Flagler, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, St Lucie, Sumter , and Volusia.
The symptoms of STEC infections may include stomach cramps, watery or bloody diarrhea and nausea and vomiting. Some infections are mild, others can be life-threatening. People of all ages may be infected, but infants and the elderly are more likely to develop severe symptoms.
Symptoms begin about three to four days after eating the bacteria, and most people get better within five to seven days  To avoid E. coli infections, experts recommend cooking meat thoroughly, unpasteurised To avoid dairy products and juices and to avoid swallowing water when swimming or washing hands.