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DENVER — Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort Morgan has recalled more than 25,000 pounds of ground beef for possible E. coli contamination.

The recall affects 10-pound chubs of “EXCEL 93/7 Fine Grind Ground Beef” produced on August 16.  The product also has the following information printed:

  • “Use/Frz. By Sep 05” on chub label
  • “PACK DATE 08/16/2018” on box label
  • “EST. 86R” inside USDA mark of inspection

The ground beef was distributed to warehouses in Colorado and California.

E. coli is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2-8 days (3-4 days, on average) after exposure.

There have been no reports of illness so far, according to the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service.