USDA Warns Illinois Consumers About Potentially Tainted Omaha Beef

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Health officials warn Illinois consumers that they may have purchased beef contaminated with E. coli bacteria produced at a Nebraska facility last month.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said the affected meat was sold from Art’s Food Market in Sandwich, Illinois, about 60 miles west of Chicago. The affected ground beef can no longer be bought, but authorities said consumers could still have it in their fridges or freezers.

According to the USDA, the meat was manufactured by Greater Omaha Packing Co. and sold in 2-pound packs labeled “Packed by Dates” between January 28 and 31.

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