Minnesota company recalls 1.2K pounds of ground beef

Products may be contaminated with E. coli, officials say
Minnesota company recalls 1.2K pounds of ground beef

A Minnesota company is recalling 1,200 pound of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli, according to a release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Ranchers Legacy Meat Company of Vadnais Heights is recalling products packaged in plastic cryovac-sealed packets containing various weights of ground beef.

All products produced on Nov. 19 are subject to the recall and have the package use by code of 12/10/2014 with the establishment number “Est. 40264” inside the USDA mark of inspection, according to the release.

Inspection personnel found the product during a routine inspection, officials said. Products testing positive on Nov. 21 were held at the manufacturing plant.

The products being recalled were produced on the same day and equipment as the product that tested positive for E. coli, according to the release. Products were sold nationwide.

Recalled products:

Ranchers Legacy Ground Beef Patties 77/23 Ranchers Legacy Ground Chuck Patties 80/20 Ranchers Legacy USDA Choice Ground Beef 80/20 Ranchers Legacy USDA Choice WD Beef Patties 80/20 Ranchers Legacy RD Beef Patties 80/20 OTG Manufacturing Chuck/Brisket RD Patties Ranchers Legacy Chuck Blend Oval Beef Patties Ranchers Legacy WD Chuck Blend Patties Ranchers Legacy USDA Choice NAT Beef Patties 80/20 Ranchers Legacy NAT Beef Patties 80/20 Ranchers Legacy USDA Choice NAT Beef Patties 80/20 Ranchers Legacy Ground Chuck Blend Ranchers Legacy Chuck Blend Bulk Pack NAT Patties Ranchers Legacy Chuck Blend NAT Beef Patties

E. coli is a potentially deadly bacteria that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps two to eight days after exposure, officials said. While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome.

According to the release, the company has not received any reports of illnesses associated with the product.

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