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USDA recalls more than 150,000 pounds of ground beef

More than 150,000 pounds of ground beef has been recalled due to an E. coli contamination. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) More than 150,000 pounds of ground beef has been recalled due to an E. coli contamination. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

(RNN) - More than 150,000 pounds of ground beef are being recalled due to an E. coli contamination.

The recall comes after the tainted beef was discovered and traced back to All American Meats based in Omaha, NE. The beef was produced Oct. 16 and the contamination was discovered Oct. 30. The meat was distributed nationwide.

The USDA says there have not been any confirmed illnesses related to the tainted meat and has a list of the packages affected by the recall.

Anyone in possession of the recalled meat should either return it or discard it.

E. coli is a harmful form of bacteria that can result in kidney failure and death. It is recommended that all meat should be cooked to at least a 160-degree internal temperature to kill the bacteria.

The recall comes at the same time dozens of Chipotle restaurants in the Pacific Northwest have closed due to an E. coli outbreak, but it isn't known if the two are related.

According to the USDA, the packages affected are:

80-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef 80% Lean 20% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 62100.

80-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef 73% Lean 27% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 60100.

60-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef Round 85% Lean 15% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 68560.

60-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef Chuck 81% Lean 19% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 68160.

60-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef Chuck 81% Lean 19% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 63130.

80-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef Chuck 81% Lean 19% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 63100.

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