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UPDATE: Tainted meat was shipped to Gordon Food Services in Toledo

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Gordon Food Services says it received some of the 1.8 million pounds of tainted beef from a Michigan supplier.

The beef in question has since been recalled because of E. coli.

Three Lucas County residents became sick with E. coli because of the meat shipped from a Detroit-based company. It is unclear if any of those cases are linked to Gordon Food Services.

Public health officials say if you have some of the beef in question, throw it away.

"We have to make sure that – was in on their store shelves that he general consumer can get? And if it was, we need to get those numbers out to the public. So if you have it at home, if you froze it or have it in your refrigerator, get rid of it," said Dr. David Grossman, Lucas County Health Commissioner.

The company released the following statement on the matter:

GFS Marketplace stores stock one of the products that was included in the Wolverine Packaging Co. voluntary beef recall.  That product is a Fresh Premium Angus Beef Steakburger Patty, 10 count, 4lb package.  The recalled product was produced between March 31, 2014 and April 18, 2014.  The GFS Marketplace store reorder number is 841757. 

Upon learning of the recall, GFS Marketplace implemented standard recall procedures, which includes urgent notification to the stores with instructions to dispose of all recalled product and display a recall notice. Gordon Food Service also posted the recall notice it received from Wolverine Packaging Co. on gfs.com.

GFS Marketplace offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee on everything we sell. Any customer that purchased the Fresh Premium Angus Beef Steakburger affected by the Wolverine Packaging Co. voluntary recall should discard any remaining product immediately. Customers will be issued a full refund of their purchase by bringing either their sales receipt or the product packaging to their local GFS Marketplace store.

For more information on E. coli, visit http://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2014/O157H7-05-14/map.html?s_cid=cdc_homepage_feature_001.

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