Officials: 1.8M pounds of ground beef recalled; Pittsburgh doc talks about E. coli symptoms

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DETROIT (AP) (AP)

ong> - Officials say a Detroit-based business is recalling about 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products sold for restaurant use in four states, and it may be contaminated with the bacteria E. coli.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Monday that affected Wolverine Packing Co. products were produced between March 31 and April 18. They were shipped to distributors in Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio.

Doctors at West Penn Hospital said symptoms are something you would probably notice within a day, but it could take up to eight days.

“If you have more than a couple of episodes of diarrhea, especially if it's accompanied by fever, or any sign of blood or if you have diarrhea or you’re vomiting blood, there is a reason to be evaluated immediately,” said Dr. Chadd Nesbit.

Nesbit said E. coli can affect your kidneys.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service said 11 cases of illnesses have been identified.

The products bear the establishment number "EST. 2574B" and will have a production date code in the format "Packing Nos: MM DD 14" between "03 31 14" and "04 18 14."

Read more: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls