USDA expands ground beef recall due to Salmonella concerns

Posted at 7:41 AM, Dec 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-04 08:41:30-05

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has expanded the recall on ground beef products from JBS Tolleson, Inc. due to concerns over Salmonella contamination.

The first recall of ground beef products processed and packaged by JBS Tolleson was issued in early October. The Department says the expanded recall now includes an additional 5,156,076 pounds of non-intact raw beef products that were packaged between July 26 and September 7. This brings the total amount of recalled products to over 12 million pounds. Officials say there is concern that consumers may still have contaminated products stored in their freezers.

Products under recall bear the establishment number “EST. 267” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were shipped nationwide. To view a product list, click here.

246 cases of Salmonella have been confirmed in 26 states.

Consuming products contaminated with Salmonella can lead to Salmonellosis. The USDA says that symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever 12 to 72 hours after consumption. Illnesses usually last 4 to 7 days and many recover without need for treatment. Some severe cases may lead to hospitalization including in older adults, infants, and those with weakened immune systems.

The USDA says that consumers should throw away any contaminated products or return it to the place of purchase.