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Detroit Firm Voluntarily Recalls 100K Pounds of Beef

WASHINGTON, DC - Wolverine Packing Company, Detroit, MI, is voluntarily recalling approximately 101,600 pounds of fresh ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7., according to a statement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

All of the products were produced on June 15, 2004, and were shipped nationwide to foodservice distributors. Each box bears the establishment number, "2574B," and case lot numbers "061504" and "4167."

The problem was discovered through microbiological testing at a supplier to Wolverine Packing, the USDA said. The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product, the department added.

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacteria that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. The very young, seniors and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.

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