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Company recalls ground beef over E. coli concern

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.

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