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Some of the 6.5 million pounds of recalled beef sold in Illinois, Missouri

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WSIL -- An Arizona-based company is recalling more than 6.5 million pounds of raw beef that may be contaminated with salmonella which News 3 has learned was sold in Illinois and Missouri. This comes after 57 people in 16 states have fallen ill according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The raw beef items from JBS Tolleson, Inc., including ground beef, were packaged on various dates between July 26 and Sept. 7 of this year, and are marked with the establishment number "EST. 267" inside the Department of Agriculture (USDA) mark of inspection, according to the agency.

The affected meat is sold nationally under the labels: Showcase (sold at Walmart), Cedar River Farms Natural Beef, Comnor Perfect Choice, Gourmet Burger, Grass Run Farms Natural Beef, JBS Generic. You can click here to see the entire product list.

The 57 affected patients have reported getting sick after consuming the meat between Aug. 5 to Sept. 6, 2018, according to the USDA statement.

Salmonella is one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food, and can last from four to seven days.

Most people recover without treatment, but older adults, infants, and people with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to dehydration and may need to be hospitalized.

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