The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has recalled more than 12.1 million pounds of raw beef products, including ground beef, because of the risk of contamination with salmonella newport, a strain of the bacteria that is a common cause of food poisoning.

The recalled products were produced between July 26 and September 7 by the JBS Tolleson, Inc., processing plant in Tolleson, Arizona. Among the recalled products are ground beef sold at Sam's Club, Walmart and Kroger stores in more than two dozen states including Texas.

Long-term care providers are urged to check their freezers for these raw beef products, and to either throw them away or return them to the place they were purchased. A product list and product labels can be found on the USDA website.