Ground beef recalled due to E. coli outbreak

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a ground beef recall due to a deadly E. coli outbreak.

Cargill Meat Solutions issued a recall Wednesday for 132,606 pounds of ground meat.

According to CNN, 18 people got sick with E. coli because of this meat, and one of these people died. They began experiencing symptoms between July 5 and July 25.

The recalled chuck meat was produced June 21 and was distributed nationwide. The USDA inspection mark on the packaging reads “EST. 86R” inside.

E. coli symptoms can include diarrhea, sometimes bloody, vomiting, and fever. Generally, people recover after five to seven days, but five percent to 10 percent of individuals develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome.

People are urged not to eat this meat, and that it should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers are reminded to use a meat thermometer when cooking and  make sure the internal temperature is at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit, the temperature needed to kill bacteria that can cause illness.

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