Two MA residents infected with E. coli after eating NH ground beef

NORTH HAVERHILL, NH (WHDH) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is investigating two cases of E. coli in Massachusetts residents who ate ground beef while in New Hampshire.

The cases are part of a cluster of 14 patients who became ill after consuming ground beef processed at a farm in North Haverhill, New Hampshire.

On July 26, the Department of Agriculture announced the farm is recalling approximately 8,800 pounds of raw beef products that may have been contaminated with E. coli.

Items that are being recalled include ground beef, ground beef patties and other sub-primal cuts that were produced between June 6 and Jun 16, 2016.

The products were shipped to retail locations in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.

All Massachusetts locations have been notified.

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

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