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Meat recalled after Ohio family falls sick

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The Butcher's Beef brand meat was shipped to Food Lion stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Virginia and West Virginia and to Bottom Dollar Food stores in North Carolina, the company said in a news release.

Food Lion encouraged its customers to check their freezers for the product, with UPC code (725439922241) and return it to the store for a full refund.

The products being recalled include 5-pound packages of Kroger-brand ground beef packed in 40-pound cases, with a product code of D-0211 QW, which was distributed in Tennessee and Indiana; 3-pound packages of Butcher's Brand beef packed in 36-pound cases with the code D-0211 LWIF, which was distributed in North and South Carolina; and 3-pound packages of generic labeled beef packed in 36-pound cases with a product code D-0211 LWI, which was sold in Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

The beef, all 73/27 lean to fat ratio, had a "best before" date of Sept. 12 and the number 245D inked on the packages.

The ground beef was sold in pre-packaged printed tubes that are put directly into retail meat cases, Mickelson, Tyson Fresh Meat's spokesman, said in a news release. He said it is likely that most of the affected product has already been consumed but urged consumers to check their freezers and return or discard any beef listed in the recall.

South Dakota-based Tyson Fresh Meats is a subsidiary of Tyson Foods Inc., of Springdale, Ark.

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