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Whole Foods Market recalls fresh ground beef

Whole Foods Market is recalling fresh ground beef possibly contaminated with E. coli O157: H7. The beef was sold in its Canadian and U.S. stores.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced the recall Friday. Whole Foods Markets, which operates outlets in Vancouver, Toronto and Oakville, Ont., is recalling beef sold between June 2 and Aug. 6.

The recalled beef came from Coleman Natural Beef, whose Nebraska Beef processing plant on Friday issued a recall of about 544,000 kilograms (1.2 million pounds) of beef.

Nine people in the U.S. who shopped at a Whole Foods Market store fell ill, a company spokeswoman said Saturday.

Consumers should bring their receipts to the store for a full refund.

Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled, but eating it may cause serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses.

Recall notice