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E. coli cases prompt massive ground beef recall in Missouri

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Monday that affected Wolverine Packing Co. products were produced between March 31 and April 18. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Monday that affected Wolverine Packing Co. products were produced between March 31 and April 18.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV/AP) -

Officials say a Detroit-based business is recalling about 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products sold for restaurant use in four states that may be contaminated with the bacteria E. coli.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Monday that affected Wolverine Packing Co. products were produced between March 31 and April 18. They were shipped to distributors in Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service says 11 illnesses have been identified. None are in the Kansas City area.

The meat was shipped from the end of March through mid-April.

The products bear the establishment number "EST. 2574B" and will have a production date code in the format "Packing Nos: MM DD 14" between "03 31 14" and "04 18 14."

A list of the restaurants that received the tainted meat has not been released. None of the contaminated meat has been found thus far in the Kansas City area. 

Getting meat prepared so that any bacteria is cooked out is key, experts say.

"When you go out to eat, try not to order undercooked food whether it's undercooked burgers or undercooked meats of any kind," he said.

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