Cargill recalls 8500 lbs of ground beef after E. coli illness


It seems that things are going out of control within food industry.  Salmonella outbreak in eggs has prompted recall of more than 500 millions eggs, Marketside Grab and Go – Deli meat was recalled due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination and now Cargill Meat Solutions has recalled ground beef products.  The recalled products have already sickened three people in different states. 

Ground beef products recalled
About 8,500 pounds of ground beef products packed in 14lb size have been recalled by Cargill Meat Solutions Corp., Wyalusing, PA.  The products were found to be contaminated with E. coli O26, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on Saturday. The recall is considered as Class 1 that means “there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”

The recalled hamburger contains the USDA establishment number “EST. 9400,” an identifying product code of “W69032” and a “use/freeze by” date of July 1.The USDA says certain BJ’s Wholesale Club stores in Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Virginia received...

the products this summer.

The E. coli 026 bacteria can cause symptoms of food poisoning and, in severe cases, kidney failure. This is not the first time Cargill has announced a recall.  The company was forced to recall 522 pounds of beef tongues because workers neglected to remove tonsils—a violation of USDA regulations. 

If you have been consuming ground beef products, you should check your freezers to check the code and other details as mentioned before. Discard any product subject to this recall. If you have any questions, you should contact the Cargill consumer line at (877) 788-4953.

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