Colorado-based Cargill Meat Solutions has recalled some of their ground beef sold at Target, Sam’s Club and several other national retailers due to possible E. coli contamination.
The recall covers more than 132,000 pounds of beef products produced and packaged June 21, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The products have established number “EST. 86R” inside the USDA mark of inspection and include 3-pound, 10-pound and 20-pound packages of ground beef with a July 11 use or freeze by date. (Click here to view the labels associated with the recalled meat.)
The items were shipped to Sam’s Clubs, Safeway and Meijer stores nationwide. Target stores in California, Florida and Iowa also received the recalled meat.
So far, the meat has been linked to 17 illnesses and one death dating back to July 5 through 25, according to the USDA.
The ground beef products have been pulled from store shelves, but if you still have it in your freezer, throw it away or return it to the place of purchase.