The United States Department of Agriculture is alerting shoppers about a ground beef recall that affects popular food stores in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  According to news sources, the beef in question is from Cargill and is sold at a variety of Target and Sam's Club stores nationwide (including Minnesota and Wisconsin) as well as Aldi stores in both states.

More than 132,000 pounds of the ground beef product have been included as part of the recall effort.  The risk is a potential for E. coli contamination.

The recalled beef has been pulled off of store shelves, but consumers are alerted to check their refrigerator or freezer.  The ground beef in question were packaged on June 21, 2018, and have the establishment number "EST. 86R" inside the USDA inspection mark.  A complete list of the ground beef products affected - along with their brand names - can be found by clicking here.

Persons who have consumed the beef in question can potentially become sick - usually within two to eight days afterwards.  Symptoms include diarrhea and vomiting.