The following recall has been announced

Cargill says 25K pounds of beef may be tainted

U.S. agricultural officials said that Fort Morgan, Colorado-based Cargill Meat Solutions is recalling nearly 25,300 pounds of ground beef that might be contaminated with E. coli.

The recall notice by the U.S. Department of Agriculture said that the meat was shipped to warehouses in California and Colorado. It’s labeled “Excel 93/7 Fine Ground Beef” and was produced on Aug. 16 with a Sept. 5 expiration date.

The notice said that the meat processing plant discovered the problem on Aug. 22, after a records review found that the beef might be associated with a product that is presumed positive for the E. coli bacteria.

There have been no reports of illness due to eating the meat.

E. coli can cause dehydration, diarrhea and abdominal cramps, and it can cause a life-threatening form of kidney failure in young children and the elderly.