Tyson Fresh Meats is recalling approximately 40,948 pounds of ground beef in 16 states because the meat may be contaminated with E. coli 0157:H7. 

In a recall alert issued late Friday, the Dakota City, NE-based company said the problem was discovered through routine Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) testing, which confirmed a positive result for E. coli 0157:H7.


There have been no reports of illnesses linked to the beef.

The recall is of 10-pound chubs of “CHUCK FINE GROUND BEEF 80/20,” packed in cases containing eight chubs (chubs are cylinders of ground beef). The ground beef has a “best before or freeze by” date of 11/13/11 and “est. 245C” on the box label.

The beef was shipped to institutions and distributors in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information about the recall, contact the company at 866-328-3156.