LANSING, Mich. (Michigan News Source)-  Elkhorn Valley Packing has voluntarily recalled over 3,000 pounds of boneless beef chuck after routine testing revealed E. coli bacteria in a sample. The product was packaged on Feb. 16 and may be identified by the establishment number “EST. M-19549” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The strain of E. Coli detected in the meat produces a Shiga toxin, causing an illness known as a STEC infection. Symptoms may appear up to 10 days after exposure and may include severe diarrhea, stomach cramps, and vomiting without fever. Young children and the elderly are more likely to suffer serious illness. 

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Recalled meat has already been shipped to distributors, including hotels, restaurants, and other establishments in the following states:

Michigan

Connecticut

Illinois

Indiana

Maryland

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Massachusetts

New Jersey

New York

Pennsylvania

Customers are advised to throw out or return the meat. Questions may be directed to Elkhorn Valley Packing at 620-243-3308. A full list of serial numbers associated with the contaminated meat is available at the USDA’s website. The USDA has reported no illnesses associated with the recall.