Light the beacons, the world must be imploding if there are health concerns about our beloved cheeseburger. The USDA announces tons of ground beef is being recalled amid concerns over E Coli contamination. And this news comes on the heels of the National Cheeseburger Day celebration earlier this week. Here's what you need to know.

Cargill Meat Solutions of Colorado has voluntarily recalled more than 132-thousand pounds of ground beef products that were made in June of this year. Obviously, the concern is about ground beef that may still be in freezers. Check packaging and labels for the code "EST. 86R."

USDA.gov

The ground beef was sold under the following names:

  • “OUR CERTIFIED 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF”
    “EXCEL 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF”
    “EXCEL CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND”
    “STERLING SILVER CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND”
    “CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE
    GRIND”
    “FIRE RIVER FARMS CLASSIC GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND"

The USDA's website has more information on all products and labels. The original ground beef recall was for Publix Stores in Florida, but now the USDA says the meat was distributed nationally. They're still compiling other grocery stores that may have sold it and will offer an updated list online when finished.

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