Michigan Firm Recalls 1.8 Million Pounds of Ground Beef

Posted on May 20, 2014

Wolverine Packing Company, a Detroit, Mich. company, has recalled 1.8 million pounds of ground beef. There is major concern about the ground beef because it may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 and Memorial Day is coming up. Lots of people will be grilling burgers over the holiday. There is also concern because some of the recalled ground beef was sent to restaurants. The names of the restaurants that received the beef is not being disclosed.

The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service says in a release that the recalled products have a production date code in the format "Packing Nos: MM DD 14" between "03 31 14" and "04 18 14." The L.A. Times reports that the recall is already linked to 11 illnesses in four states.

ABC News Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser says regulations prohibiting the USDA from telling us which restaurants are impacted by the recall need to change. Take a look:

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