Tons of Ground Beef Recalled for Deadly Contamination
If you buy ground beef, then don’t miss this! Because, the USDA is recalling tons of hamburger nationwide. So, check your freezers to see if you have any! If you do, then return it or throw it away.
Where is the recalled ground beef sold?
Of course, one included product, Marketside Butcher, is sold at Walmart stores. However, as of this morning, Sunday June 14, neither the USDA nor Walmart had posted a list of specific stores that carried or stocked the recalled beef.
Is there a recall on chop meat?
In other words, included in this recall are: chopped meat, aka chop meat also known as ground beef and hamburger patties.
What food has been recalled today?
Lakeside Refrigerated Services, a Swedesboro, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 42,922 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
What ground beef is on recall?
The following ground beef products are part of this nationwide recall.
Marketside Butcher Products Recalled
- 1-lb. “Marketside Butcher Organic Grass-Fed Ground Beef with a use-by date of 7/01/20
- 1-lb. “Marketside Butcher Organic Grass-Fed Ground Beef Patties” with a use-by date 6/27/20
- 3-lb. “Marketside Butcher Organic Grass-Fed Ground Beef 93% LEAN / 7% FAT” with a use-by date 7/01/20
Thomas Farms Brand Products Recalled
- 1-lb. “Thomas Farms Grass-Fed Ground Beef Patties 85% LEAN / 15% FAT” with a use-by date 6/25/20
- 4-lb. “Thomas Farms Grass-Fed Ground Beef Patties 80% LEAN / 20% FAT” with a use-by date 6/25/20
- 1-lb. “Thomas Farms Grass-Fed Ground Beef Patties 85% LEAN / 15% FAT” with a use-by date 6/27/20
Value Pack Fresh Products Recalled
- 1-lb. “Value Pack Fresh Ground Beef 76% LEAN / 24% FAT” with a use-by 7/01/20
What kind of meat is being recalled?
The raw ground beef items were produced on June 1, 2020. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 46841” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide. You can view the product labels in link below.
What is E.coli and Why is it Deadly?
Of course, if you are concerned about possible injury or illness after consuming this product, please contact your health provider. Because, E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2–8 days after exposure to the organism. While most people recover within a week, some people develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Additionally, this can occur in children under 5 or older adults. In other words, symptoms include easy bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output.
Should I be Worried?
The USDA classified this recall as a “Class I” recall, which is the highest-risk classification. Their explanation of Class 1 is: “a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.” However, the potential contamination was discovered during routine FSIS testing, and there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the recalled beef at this time, according to the USDA.
What Should You Do?
In other words, FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. So, consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. However, these products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
What is the latest food recalls?
Additionally, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) lists recalls on their website.