An Iowa company is recalling about 5,200 pounds of ground beef products distributed from seven states because they could be contaminated with E. coli.
The meat is suspected of having the same E. coli strain responsible for three deaths in the recent outbreak of contaminated spinach.
Jim's Market and Locker Inc. of Harlan, Iowa, produced the ground beef patties and packages Aug. and Sept. 1, 2006, and sent them to distributors in Georgia, Iowa, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New York, Texas and Wisconsin, and to one retail establishment in Iowa.
The government said no illnesses have been reported from consumption of the beef subject to the recall.
Each package in the latest recall bears the establishment number "Est. 2424" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
These products are recalled: