US meat processor Packerland Packing of Green Bay, is conducting a voluntary recall of 59,000 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli 0157:H7 bacteria.

The ground beef subject to recall was produced at Packerland Packing's facility in Green Bay on 2 September, and was distributed to food stores in Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin.

The ground beef was sold under the following brands and codes: Imperial Beef, Fine Ground, 81/19 G18148FR; PPC's Ground Beef, Fine Ground Sirloin, 95/5 G49548RO; and PPC's Ground Beef, Coarse Ground Sirloin, 95/5 G49540PP.

Packerland initiated the recall after its internal testing indicated that the ground beef was possibly contaminated with E. coli.