WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Nebraska meatpacker recalled more than 40,000 pounds of ground beef products distributed in Wisconsin and 15 other states after a test confirmed the presence of E. coli, the Agriculture Department said Friday.
Tyson Fresh Meats Incorporated of Dakota City, Nebraska recalled 10-pound chubs of chuck fine ground beef 80/20, packed in cases containing eight chubs.
USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a statement that the problem was discovered through routine monitoring that confirmed a positive result for E. coli. No reports of illness have been received.
The USDA referred consumer questions to the company at 1-866-328-3156.