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Last updated 12:43AM ET
September 19, 2018
WOUB Local News
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Whole Foods recalling possibly contaminated beef
(WOUB) - Whole Foods Market is recalling fresh ground beef sold between June 2 through August 6 because the beef might be contaminated with E. coli bacteria.

The company has received reports that seven people in Massachusetts and two people in Pennsylvania who shopped at Whole Foods Market became ill, said spokeswoman Libba Letton.

Letton said the company's recalled beef was processed at the Nebraska Beef plant linked to the E. coli outbreak this summer.

Federal health authorities say there have been 49 confirmed illnesses tied to that outbreak.

The recalled beef might have been sold at Whole Foods Market stores in Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Massachusetts, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Washington D.C., Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South
Carolina, Tennessee, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Canada.

Whole Foods Market of Austin, Texas, is asking customers who may have purchased ground beef from June 2 though August 6 to dispose of the product and return it to the store with the packaging or receipt for a refund.
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