Popular southeastern supermarket chain Publix has recalled a wide range of ground beef products after learning that the meat might carry E. coli bacteria.
Publix is voluntarily recalling an undetermined number of ground beef products after 18 people became ill, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) press release.
The products, mostly burger patties and meatballs, were made from ground chuck possibly contaminated with of Escherichia coli O26 bacteria. The products were purchased between June 25 and July 31. Health officials are concerned that some customers might have frozen the meat and it still in their freezers.