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A variety of cuts of beef and ground beef are displayed for sale at the Union Market in Washington, Saturday, April 1, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The USDA recalled more than 22,000 pounds of beef amid E. coli concerns


The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service recalled more than 22,000 pounds of beef due to possible E. Coli contamination, according to CNN. Creation Gardens Inc., a wholesale food supplier, recalled raw ground beef and beef primal cuts after an internal test revealed two positive E. coli test results on Monday. 

The beef products were shipped to food service stores in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee with the establishment number "EST. 7914."

"Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them," the recall announcement read. "These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase."

The recall is a "Class 1 recall" meaning that there is a "reasonable probability" that consuming the product could lead to series health consequences or even death, according to the USDA.

The agency listed 27 product types that are subjected to the recall.

E. coli is a "potentially deadly bacterium" that cause a host of problems, such as abdominal cramping, dehydration, and bloody diarrhea. Though most recover within a week, some may develop kidney failure.

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