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E. Coli Contaminated Meat Recall Expanded

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370,000 more pounds of ground beef were added to a recall that covers meat sold in 11 states. The ground beef could potentially be contaminated with a deadly form of E. coli bacteria. The bacteria can cause dehydration and bloody diarrhea. The recalled products may contain the O157:H7 strain of E. coli.

The recalled products were sold in California and 10 other states — Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and Montana — at various chains, including Albertsons, Sam’s Club, Smart and Final, Stater Bros. and Superior Warehouse stores.

The labels of the products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 1241″ inside the USDA mark of inspection or printed on the package. All of the products bear a sell-by date of April 29 or April 30; a freeze-by date of April 28 or April 30, or a produced-on date of April 13.

Consumers that purchased the recalled meat are asked to throw the meat away or return it to the store for a refund. Those most at risk from E. coli exposure are the young, elderly and anyone with a weakened immune system.