updated 10/24/2006 6:51:12 AM ET 2006-10-24T10:51:12

A Connecticut company is recalling about 1,680 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli, state officials and the company said Monday.

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No illnesses have been reported.

Omaha Beef Co. Inc., based in Danbury, Conn., recalled its 10-pound boxes of hamburger patties and 5- and 10-pound bags of hamburger. Each package carries the establishment number "Est. 2769" and USDA inspection code "101861."

Consumers are urged to return the products to the place of purchase.

An unspecified problem was discovered through routine federal food safety inspection testing, the state Department of Consumer Protection said. The federal Food Safety Inspection Service received no reports of illnesses associated with the products, the state agency said.

The ground beef products were produced on Oct. 18 and distributed to restaurants in Connecticut and several counties in southern New York.

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