Beef recall hits Wilmington stores

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT/AP) - Wilmington Food Lion stores have pulled some of the beef off their shelves because of a possible E. Coli contamination.

The meat came from Fairbank Farms but had the Food Lion label on it with a sell by date of September 21 to October 8.  If you have the meat stored in your freezer, return it to Food Lion for a full refund.

Fairbank Farms recalled almost 546,000 pounds of fresh ground beef that may be tainted.  The meat was distributed in September to stores from Virginia to Maine.

A federal health official says two deaths and 26 others illnesses may be linked to the possibly contaminated beef.

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