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Sep292011

Tyson Fresh Meats Recalls 131,000 Lbs of Ground Beef with E. Coli

Duncan Smith/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- If you've recently bought beef, you may want to check it before sinking your teeth in it.

Tyson Fresh Meats is recalling about 131,000 pounds of ground beef that's contaminated with E. Coli. At least four people have gotten sick from the outbreak, although no deaths have been reported.

"If people do have it in their freezer, we would say please discard it," says David Sweat, an epidemiologist at the North Carolina Division of Public Health.

"You may contaminate your kitchen in some way, contaminate your hands, accidentally affect yourself or your children so it's probably best just not to, to deal with it at all," he added.

The meat was sold in 14 states at Kroger, Food Lion and other supermarkets.

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