Illinois firm recalls ground beef due to possible E. coli contamination

June 23, 2009

ecoli bacYes, that really is what E.Coli looks like.

Image: Eric Erbe/Christopher Pooley/USDA

International Meat Co., Inc., a Chicago, Ill., establishment is recalling approximately 6,152 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and in the most severe cases, kidney failure. The very young, seniors and persons with weak immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.

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