Tons Of Ground Beef Recalled For E Coli Contamination

USA Today reports:

According to a notice issued Wednesday by the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service, Cargill Meat Solutions is recalling approximately 132,000 pounds of ground beef products made from the chuck portion of the cow.

Officials said the ground beef was produced and packaged on June 21, 2018, and affects 12 different Cargill products. The full list of products can be found here. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 86R” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

An investigation identified 17 illnesses and one death with illness onset dates ranging from July 5 to July 25. This week’s recall comes less than a month after Cargill recalled more than 25,000 pounds of ground beef for an E. coli risk. That recall was announced Aug. 23.

From the Department of Agriculture:

FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website.