VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Ranchers Legacy Meat Co. of Vadnais Heights is recalling 1,200 pounds of ground beef because of possible E. coli contamination.

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service says inspectors discovered the suspected contamination during a routine inspection.

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The recalled products are packaged in plastic sealed packets and contain various weights of ground beef. The beef was shipped to distributors for sale nationwide.

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The products, including ground beef patties and ground chuck patties, have a “use by” date of Dec. 10, 2014, and carry the establishment number of “Est. 40264” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Food safety officials and the company say they are concerned some product may be frozen and in customers’ freezers. No illnesses have been reported.

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