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Ground beef recalled at Winn-Dixie, Publix

Staff
Published:   |   Updated: March 20, 2013 at 06:12 PM
DODGE CITY, Kan. -

At least three major grocery store chains are recalling certain packages of ground beef due to possible E. coli contamination.

The recalls at Winn-Dixie Stores Inc., Publix Super Markets Inc. and Kroger Co. mainly in the southeastern U.S. stem from meat from National Beef Packaging Co. of Dodge City, Kan.

The products have "National Beef" on the label. The products might have been repackaged into smaller packages.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday that National Beef was recalling more than 60,000 pounds of beef after the Ohio Department of Agriculture found the bacteria.

The recalls affect products sold mainly in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina and Tennessee, but the meat could have been distributed nationwide.

According to the Publix website, these counties are affected: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Leon, Swannee, Columbia, Alachua, Marion, Putnam, Clay, Volusia, Flagler, St. Johns, Duval and Nassau.

The agriculture department says there have been no reports of illnesses. The company says it's investigating.

E. coli can be deadly and can cause bloody diarrhea and other problems.

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