The E. coli was traced to recalled beef from Nebraska Beef Ltd. The company has recalled about 5.3 million pounds of ground beef products linked to the outbreak.
The initial cases were tracked to beef sold by The Kroger
All 44 illnesses in the outbreak are attributed to the same type of E. coli, one that causes a potentially deadly bacterial infection. CDC officials said 21 of the victims have been hospitalized and one developed kidney failure, but no one has died.
Source: Associated Press