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Beef, pork recalled for possible human blood contamination

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Posted at 11:59 AM, Jul 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-25 14:59:19-04

Nearly 712 pounds of fresh and frozen raw beef and pork have been recalled over the possibility that the products may be contaminated with human blood.

According to the USDA, an employee at the facility in Birmingham, Alabama, may have cut himself during production.

The meat was shipped to restaurants in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee.

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The brand names reportedly include Stock Yard Angus, Cattleman's Selection, Patuxent Farms and SRA.

No illnesses have been reported; however, officials have labeled the incident as a "Class 1" recall, meaning it's a "health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death."