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4,000 pounds of steak, beef recalled over concerns of mad cow disease

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WASHINGTON (CNN) – More than 4,000 pounds of rib-eye steaks and other fresh beef products have been recalled because they could contain contaminated materials linked to mad cow disease.

The recalled meat was processed at Fruitland American Meat in Jackson, Missouri and was distributed to a Whole Foods distribution center in Connecticut.

According to CNN, the distribution center services its New England stores, a restaurant in New York City and another in Kansas City, Missouri.

However, there was no indication that the animals slaughtered were showing signs of mad cow disease.

“All of these animals received full inspection, both before and after slaughter, by FSIS personnel and showed no abnormal signs or symptoms associated with BSE,” said a spokesperson in a statement issued by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Officials say they issued the recall as  a precaution.

So far, there have been no reports of illness related to the meat.