Coli Scare has Company Officials Recall 60K Pounds of Raw Beef Products

Daniel Fowler
May 24, 2019

All of the recalled products have the establishment number "EST. 788" inside the USDA's mark of inspection.

Over 62,000 pounds of raw beef products shipped nationwide are being recalled due to possible E. coli contamination, just days before Memorial Day, one of the country's biggest grilling holidays.

This latest recall comes on the heels of similar problems of metal filings being found in Tyson chicken products and repeated produce recalls on items like strawberries and lettuce. They should not be consumed or used.

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Those with the affected products should throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.

The issue was discovered during "traceback activities in response to random sample testing".

Numerous cuts of beef are involved in the recall, including short ribs, brisket and ribeyes, according to a list posted by the USDA. While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). This is most common in children under five years old and older adults, and includes symptoms such as bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output. Anyone concerned about illnesses is instructed to contact a health care provider.

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