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UPDATE: Winn-Dixie, Bi-Lo recall ground beef over E. coli risk

By Web Staff, news@wdbj7.com
Published On: Aug 02 2013 05:22:10 AM EDT
Updated On: Aug 02 2013 10:00:00 AM EDT

Supermarket chains Winn-Dixie and Bi-Lo are recalling some ground beef because of the risk that the meat has been contaminated with E. coli.

The chains announced the recall Thursday as part of a larger ground beef recall issued by the National Beef Packing Company.

E. coli can cause diarrhea, dehydration and potentially kidney failure.

Winn-Dixie is immediately recalling the affected Fresh 93 Percent Lean Ground Beef from all stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. The product was shipped to stores around July 18.

Bi-Lo is recalling the same product from its shelves in all stores in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Neither has received reports of any related illnesses.

Consumers can bring the product to the store for a refund.

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The National Beef Packing Company is recalling 50,000 pounds of ground beef.

The company based in Kansas fears the meat may be contaminated with E-Coli.

This is the second beef recall made by the company this summer.

So far, no one has gotten sick.

The beef was sold to markets, wholesalers and food service distributors around the country.

It has the establishment number 2-hundred and eight "A" inside the United States Department of Agriculture mark of inspection.