Kansas beef recalled
A beef company in the heart of Kansas cattle country is the source behind a new food recall from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
National Beef Packing Co., in Dodge City, Kansas, has recalled more than 60,000 pounds of ground beef because of possible E.coli contamination.
The bacteria were found during routine testing at an Ohio facility that had purchased the beef for further processing.
The recall is listed as Class 1 by the USDA, indicating a high health risk. The department however, has not received any reports of illness from the contaminated meat.
Several U.S. grocers have already recalled the affected items that were shipped to distributors nationwide. The items possibly affected were produced on July 23 and 25, and have freeze-by dates of Aug. 12 and 14.
This latest action comes on the heels of a 36 million pound recall of ground turkey from a Cargill plant in Arkansas.