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Nearly 43,000 pounds of ground beef, shipped to retail locations nationwide, is being recalled because of possible E. coli contamination.

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More than 38,400 pounds of ground beef is being recalled because it was “not presented for import re-inspection into the United States.”

The Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced JBS Food Canada ULC is recalling the “raw, frozen, boneless beef head meat items” that were imported on July 13 and “further processed by another company into ground beef products.” 

According to the recall notice, the recalled meat came in 80-pound boxes with eight 10-pound chubs of “Balter Meat Company 73/27 ground beef” with “Use by/Freeze by” dates of Aug. 9 or Aug. 10 and pack dates of “072020, 072120 or 072220.”

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The lot codes of the affected meat are 2020A or 2030A and should have the establishment number “EST. 11126” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The meat was “shipped to distribution centers in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, for further distribution to retail locations,” according to the recall notice.

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The USDA classified the announcement as a “Class I” recall, which it defines as a “health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”

The recall notice says there have been no confirmed reports of “adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.”

In June, Lakeside Refrigerated Services recalled nearly 43,000 pounds of ground beef, including packages sold at Walmart stores for possible E. coli contamination.

For questions about the new recall, call the JBS USA Consumer Hotline at 800-727-2333. 

Follow USA TODAY reporter Kelly Tyko on Twitter: @KellyTyko

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