hamburger-recall-JB.jpg9 Ill, including 6 hospitalized – The Michigan Departments of Community Health (MDCH) and Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) are issuing a public health alert regarding E. coli O157:H7:NM illnesses linked to the consumption of ground beef from McNees Meats and Wholesale LLC, a meat-processing and retail establishment in North Branch, Michigan A total of five confirmed Shiga-toxin producing E. coli cases and four probable cases have been reported in Lapeer, Genesee, Isabella, and Sanilac counties. Illness onset dates range from July 18-30. Those affected range in age from 15-88.

McNees Meats and Wholesale LLC., expanded its recall to include approximately 2,200 pounds of ground beef product that may be contaminated with E. coli O157: NM.