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1.8M Pounds of Ground Beef Sold to Restaurants Recalled

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Wolverine Packing Co., a Detroit-based company, is recalling 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products because the meat might be contaminated with E. coli. According to a press release from the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, the products (here's a full list) were sold "for restaurant use" and shipped to distributors in Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio. There have been 11 cases of people who have gotten sick from eating the meat that was produced between March 31 and April 18. The Associated Press notes that E. coli can cause "severe cramps, nausea and diarrhea, as well as other complications." It's been a big year for beef recalls: In February, a company in Northern California recalled over 8.7 million pounds of beef products because it had processed cows that were unhealthy and diseased.

· Michigan Firm Recalls Ground Beef Products [FSIS]
· Officials: 1.8M Pounds of Ground Beef Recalled [AP]
· All Food Safety Coverage on Eater [-E-]