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Health Officials Warn of Some Bad Meat

State health officials are warning consumers to not eat certain frozen steaks because the product may be contaminated with E. coli.

Stampede Meat voluntarily recalled 739,000 pounds of frozen steaks distributed nationwide to restaurants and retail stores after it was linked to six E. coli illnesses in Minnesota, Kansas and Michigan.

California State Health Director Diana Bonta says no illnesses have been reported here.

The product was also sold door-to-door in packages labeled “Home Chef Selections” or “Packaged for Mid-America.”

The products can be identified by the use-by dates of September 13th through September 18th, and USDA Establishment code Est 19113.

The E. coli bacteria can cause abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Some people can develop more serious kidney conditions. Children, the elderly and those with a compromised immune system are at risk the most.