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Forbes reports that the ground beef recall – initiated because of E. coli contamination concerns related to product distributed by United Food Group and sold in 11 Western states – has been expanded to include some 5.7 million pounds of fresh and frozen beef.

The beef has been blamed for some 14 illnesses that occurred in the 11 states between April 25 and May 11. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is urging consumers to check their freezers for the beef, which Forbes notes “has been sold under the brand names Moran's All Natural, Miller Meat Company, Stater Bros., Trader Joe's Butcher Shop, Inter-American Products Inc. and Basha's. The affected grocery stores included Albertson's, Basha's, Grocery Outlet, Fry's, ‘R’ Ranch Markets, Save-A-Lot, Save-Mart, Scolari's Wholesale Markets, Smart and Final, Smith's, Stater Bros. and Superior Warehouse.”
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