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Corned beef tainted with drug recalled

/ Source: The Associated Press

Caribbean food products maker Grace Foods USA is voluntarily recalling two batches of its canned corned beef because they have higher than acceptable levels of a drug used to treat cattle for parasites.

There is a remote possibility that people could be sickened if they use the product, the company said Saturday. The company has not received any reports of anyone falling ill, according to spokeswoman Dionne Rhoden.

The recall involves more than 22,000 cans.

The 12-ounce cans have codes 100204 or 100205 with "Brasil Inspecionado 337 S.I. F." stamped on the top.

In routine testing, a Brazilian corned beef supplier found higher levels of Ivermectin, the anti-parasite treatment, than allowed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Grace Foods said in its statement. Ivermectin is routinely used in cattle, the company said.

Consumers should return them to stores for a refund.

Rhoden said consumers with concerns should contact the company.