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At least 546,000 pounds of beef have been recalled in New York and at least seven other states because beef from a local processing plant has been linked to E. coli.

The tainted meat has been linked to two deaths (in New York and New Hampshire) and several other illnesses.

Fairbank Farms of New York announced the voluntary recall of fresh ground beef produced between September 14 and 16. The meat is packaged with "EST 492" on the label.

The company has set up a consumer hotline and has information and details listed on their Web site. You can find it here.

E. coli poisoning symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain and can lead to kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome and death.

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