Nearly 1.7 tons of ground beef has been recalled after a sample from a Kansas-based meat packer tested positive for E. coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Friday.
Elkhorn Valley Packing has recalled the boneless beef chuck that was packaged on Feb. 16 and shipped to retail and wholesale locations in the following nine states:
- New Jersey
- New York
The meat was sent to restaurants and hotels, as well, the USDA announcement said.
The complete list of serial numbers and box count numbers for the boneless beef chuck product that is subject to recall can be found here.
E. coli is a bacteria that can cause vomiting and diarrhea, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The USDA is urging anyone who purchased the meat to discard it.
“These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase,” the USDA said in the statement.