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Minnesota company recalls ground beef over E. coli concerns

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A Minnesota-based meat company is recalling 1,200 pounds of ground beef because of possible E. coli contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the recall Saturday involving meat that was processed and packaged by Ranchers Legacy Meat Co. of Vadnais Heights.

Inspectors discovered the suspected contamination during a routine inspection of the plant, according to the agency.

The meat in question was sold in various size packages, in bulk and in patties, and packaged in sealed plastic packets. It was processed at the plant on Nov. 19. It was shipped to distributors around the country.

The packages have a "use by" date of Dec. 10, 2014, and carry the establishment number of "Est. 40264" inside the USDA mark of inspection, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The USDA has not received any reports of people becoming sick from eating the meat, but they are concerned that some of it may have been purchased and frozen by customers for later use.

Here's a list of all the products subject to the recall:

  • 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

 The E. coli strain involved, known as O157:H7, is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2–8 days after exposure. While most people recover within a week, some can develop kidney failure, according to the USDA statement.

Consumers who have questions about the recall are asked to contact Jeremy Turnquist, Vice President of Operations for Ranchers Legacy Meat Co. at (651) 366-6575.

Consumers in Minnesota have been affected by at least eight other food recalls or advisories during 2014, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. They involved food contaminated with other types of bacteria, including Listeria and salmonella, as well as for food labels that did not list ingredients that are potential allergens.

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