Salmonella Outbreak Prompts Massive Beef Recall

A Fresno meat packing plant is recalling hundreds of thousands of ground beef because of concerns it may be linked to an outbreak of salmonella.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service says Beef Packers Inc. is recalling 825,769 pounds of ground beef produced between June 5 and June 23.

The beef was distributed to retail distribution centers in Arizona, California, Colorado and Utah. The recall notice says the beef products bear the establishment number "EST. 31913" printed on case code labels.

Because the beef was repackaged under different retail names, federal officials say consumers should check with the store they bought beef from to determine if they've purchased any recalled beef.