OMAHA, NEB. (AP)
Nebraska beef limited is expanding a recall announced earlier this week.
The recall now includes all 5.3 million pounds of meat the company produced for ground beef between May 16th and June 26th.
Federal investigators have linked Nebraska beef's products to an Outbreak of Ecoli illness affecting 41 people in Michigan and Ohio.
All the beef being recalled was sold to wholesalers and distributors for further processing.
So consumer labels likely will not include the ``est 19336'' code that identifies Nebraska beef.
The federal centers for disease control and prevention estimates that ecoli sickens about 73,000 people and kills 61 each year in The United States, most of those who die have weak immune systems, such as the elderly or very young.