A Detroit meat packing company has recalled nearly 2 million pounds of ground beef after reports of E. coli infections in four states tied to the products.
Federal agriculture officials announced Monday that Wolverine Packing Co. issued the voluntary notice, pulling ground beef products produced between March 31 and April 18, NBC News reports.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, at least 11 people have been sickened in four states with E. coli O157:H7 infections. The germ can cause severe food poisoning, and, in some cases, a deadly complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome, or HUS. Children and the elderly are especially vulnerable, health officials say.
Wolverine meat products were shipped to distributors for restaurant use in Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio. The recalled products bear the establishment number "EST. 2574B."
Federal agencies are continuing to investigate the cases.