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ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -

National Beef Packing Company - a Liberal, KS, establishment - is recalling approximately 22,737 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The problem was discovered through routine monitoring, which confirmed a positive result for E.coli O157:H7.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service the following products are subject to recall:

• 10-pound packages of "National Beef" 80/20 Coarse Ground Chuck, package code "0481."
• 10-pound packages of "National Beef" 81/19 Coarse Ground Beef, package code "0421."
• 10-pound packages of "National Beef" 80/20 Fine Ground Chuck, package code "0484."

All these products have a "use by or sell by date" of June 14, 2013.

The products were produced on May 25, 2013, and shipped to various institutions and retail establishments.

Products were shipped to various retail establishments in Texas, Tennessee, Kansas, Mississippi, Illinois, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, and Arizona.

FSIS and National Beef Packing Company are concerned that some products may be frozen and in shoppers' freezers.

There has not been a report of illnesses associated with these products.

Consumers with questions should contact the company at 877-857-4143 for details about the recall and their return and reimbursement policy.

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