If you have purchased ground beef from a Wal-Mart store, you need to be aware there has been a recall. The U.S. Department of Agriculture made the recall public on Wednesday. 

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The ground beef was sold in stores nationwide, about sixteen thousand pounds of it, may have been contaminated with E Coli. The beef could cause serious illness in those over 65 who may have eaten the meat. 

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The beef in question was manufactured by Cargill Meat Solutions of Hazleton Pennsylvania. The dates that the meat was produced were April 26th and 27th.  

The meat was sold in plastic wrapped trays and has a USDA inspection mark on the front and there’s an establishment number of EST. 86 on the back.  

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There are several different types of meat in this recall: 

93 percent lean, 7 percent fat all-natural ground beef in a 2.25-pound package with a “lot-code” of 117.   

Prime Rib Beef Steak Burgers sold in a 1.33-pound package with a “lot-code” 118 

85 percent lean, 15 percent fat all-natural Angus premium ground beef which was sold in a 2.25-pound package with a “lot-code” 117 

80 percent lean, 20 percent fat all-natural ground chuck sold in a 1.33-pound package with a “lot-code” of 118 

80 percent lean, 20 percent fat all-natural ground beef chuck patties sold in a 1.33-pound package with a “lot-code” of 118 

90 percent lean, 10 percent fat free all-natural ground beef sirloin patties sold in a 1.33-pound package with a “lot-code” of 118 

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The USDA says that there have been no reported illnesses or deaths, but customers may have the meat in their freezers. If you have the meat, return it to the store where you bought it, or just throw it away.  

The symptoms of E. Coli infection include diarrhea, dehydration, urinary tract infections, respiratory problems, and abdominal cramps.  

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