ISSIQUAH, Wash. -- Costco Wholesale Corp. here, the biggest U.S. operator of warehouse club stores, voluntarily recalled 172,000 pounds of frozen ground beef on June 29. The recall was issued after a New York woman became ill from eating meat contaminated with E. coli bacteria. Recalled by Costco were frozen 1/3-pound Kirkland Signature Ground Sirloin and Loin of Beef Patties in 6-pound packages, and frozen 1/4 pound Kirkland Signature Ground Beef Patties in 6-pound packages. All were ...

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