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Ground beef from Food Lion involved in recall

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Packages of ground beef sold in Food Lion supermarkets in North Carolina are part of a recall announced today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Check your freezers for Butcher's Beef Brand prepackaged 3-pound tubes of ground beef with a 73/27 lean-to-fat ratio.

The ground beef, which was produced at the Tyson meat plant in Emporia, Kan., on Aug. 24, has been linked to an Ohio family that became ill after eating meat that was found to be contaminated with E. coli.

The recalled meat had a "best before" date of Sept. 12 and the number 245D printed on the package.

Food Lion said customers should return the ground beef, with the UPC code 725439922241, to the store for a full refund.

The recalled meat was shipped to Food Lion stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Virginia and West Virginia, as well as Bottom Dollar Food stores in North Carolina.

Kroger brand ground beef is also included in the recall but none of it was shipped to North Carolina.

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