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Ground beef recalled for possible E. Coli

Agriculture officials are warning everyone about a recall of some ground beef products because of possible contamination with E. Coli bacteria.

According to a report, Ranchers Legacy Meat Company in Minnesota is recalling 1,200 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated.

Inspectors have been dispatched to retail stores to make sure the recalled products are removed.

Officials said the recalled products are packaged in plastic cryovac sealed packets, and contain different amounts of ground beef.

All products produced on Nov. 19, 2014 are recalled.

In addition, all of the following products with a package code (use by) of 12/10/2014 and have "Est. 40264" inside the USDA mark of inspection are affected:

Ranchers Legacy Ground Beef Patties 77/23
Ranchers Legacy Ground Chuck Patties 80/20
Ranchers Legacy USDA Choice Ground Beef 80/20
Ranchers Legacy USDA Choice WD Beef Patties 80/20
Ranchers Legacy RD Beef Patties 80/20
OTG Manufacturing Chuck/Brisket RD Patties
Ranchers Legacy Chuck Blend Oval Beef Patties
Ranchers Legacy WD Chuck Blend Patties
Ranchers Legacy USDA Choice NAT Beef Patties 80/20
Ranchers Legacy NAT Beef Patties 80/20
Ranchers Legacy USDA Choice NAT Beef Patties 80/20
Ranchers Legacy Ground Chuck Blend
Ranchers Legacy Chuck Blend Bulk Pack NAT Patties
Ranchers Legacy Chuck Blend NAT Beef Patties

The product was discovered during a routine inspection.

Consumers with questions regarding the recall should call Jeremy Turnquist, Vice President of Operations for Ranchers Legacy Meat Co. at (651) 366-6575.

The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

To view a comprehensive list of food and feed recalls, please visit: www.agr.georgia.gov/recalls.aspx or follow the GDA on Twitter @GDAFoodSafety.

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