(AP) A meat supplier has greatly expanded a beef recall to millions of pounds. About five-point seven million in fact. All because it too may be contaminated with E. coli.
The beef was sold in 11 western states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. And was distributed by California based United Food Group.
Products included in the latest recall are fresh ground beef packaged in tubes, fresh tray packs and frozen hamburger patties, and was distributed under the brand names Moran's All Natural, Miller Meat Company, Stater Brothers, Inter-American Products and Basha's produced from April 6 through April 20.
United Food Group emphasized that the fresh ground beef the company produced from April 6 through April 20 is no longer available in stores. However, some of the ground beef affected by this recall could be stored in consumers' freezers for future use.
Fourteen illnesses have been reported, but all have recovered.
Now E. coli is a type of bacteria, that lives in your intestines, most types are harmless. However some can make you sick, cause kidney failure, and even death. This is all according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.