The federal government says two Wisconsin companies voluntarily recalled nearly 80-thousand pounds of beef today over contamination fears. Abbyland meats, of Abbotsford, sold about 78-thousand pounds of fresh boneless beef to wholesalers in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio, Illinois and Pennsylvania. The second company’s meat was sold to restaurants in Wisconsin. The U-S agriculture department’s food and safety inspection service says the companies learned the meat might have been contaminated with deadly strain of E. Coli. The USDA said it had not received any reports of illness connected with the meat products. Officials said anyone concerned about an illness should contact a doctor. The strain of bacteria can cause severe diarrhea, dehydration and even death.