Ferrisburgh slaughterhouse recalls beef over E. coli concerns

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WASHINGTON (WCAX) A Ferrisburgh slaughterhouse is voluntarily recalling ground beef over suspected E. coli contamination.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service says the beef burgers were sold at Bread & Butter Farm in Shelburne. The meat was produced by Vermont Livestock Slaughter and Processing, LLC. The recall includes about 133 pounds of ground beef produced on July 24 and 25, including 1-lb. vacuum sealed packages containing "Bread & Butter Farm Ground Beef" with lot codes #072517BNB and #072417BNB.

Vermont health officials say they believe two children became ill after eating cooked beef burgers at Bread & Butter Farm on September 15. One of the children was hospitalized, and both have since recovered.

E. coli is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps

Consumers with questions regarding the recall are asked to contact Carl Cushing, the slaughterhouse's owner, at (802) 877-3421.

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