More than 295,000 lbs. of raw beef have been recalled by an Omaha-based meat processor over the product’s possible E. coli contamination.The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Greater Omaha Packing’s announced the recall on Thursday.
The beef products, which were intended to be used in packages of ground beef, were produced on July 13 and bear establishment number “EST. 960A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The packages were distributed in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Nebraska.
The contamination was discovered when FSIS collected a routine product sample that confirmed positive for the presence of E. coli, officials said.