More U.S. beef is being recalled because it may be contaminated with salmonella.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday that a unit of Brazil's JBS is now recalling a total of more than 12 million pounds of raw beef that was shipped around the United States.
JBS Tolleson in Arizona already recalled about 7 million pounds of beef in October.
Health officials say their investigation identified additional products with the USDA inspection number “EST. 267.”
The products were packaged from late July to September. The USDA says any of those products still in people's freezers should be thrown away. It said 246 illnesses have been reported.
The USDA said salmonella is prevalent in raw poultry and meat and is reminding people to properly cook and handle meat. Cooking can kill salmonella.