Recalled beef may have been sent to stores in 10 states

(AP/WPRI) — Federal food safety officials say ground beef recalled by a Detroit business may have been sent to stores in ten states.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Monday that some products, distributed to four states by the Wolverine Packing Co., could be contaminated with E. coli. Eyewitness News learned that the affected products were also shipped to 128 facilities in Rhode Island, including restaurants and nursing homes.

In an announcement made Thursday, the U.S. agriculture department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service says it has reason to believe recalled beef was also sent to retail outlets in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

The recalled products were:

  • Produced between March 31 and April 18.
  • Bear the establishment number “EST. 2574B”
  • Have a production date code in the format “Packing Nos: MM DD 14″ between “03 31 14″ and “04 18 14.”

FSIS said Friday that 11 people have been sickened.

State health officials say there is no new impact to Rhode Island.

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