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The affected beef was produced by the South Gate Meat Co. between June 7 and 21. It was shipped to Los Angeles area restaurants, the AP reported.
A person who answered the South Gate Meat telephone told the AP the company was meeting with the USDA and unavailable for comment.
More about the recall after the jump. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service discovered the problem through microbial sampling which found a positive result for E. coli O157:H7. The agency has received no reports of illness related to the contaminated beef and says concerned persons should contact a doctor.
E. coli O157:H7 can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and in the most severe cases, kidney failure.