Nearly 43,000 pounds of ground beef recalled due to E. coli concerns

Posted at 7:32 AM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 09:21:40-04

Nearly 43,000 pounds of ground beef was recalled due to possible contamination with E. coli.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, New Jersey based Lakeside Refrigerated Services is recalling 42,922 pounds of ground beef.

FSIS says that the ground beef was produced on June 1, 2020 and bears the establishment number "EST 46841" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The items were shipped to retail stores nationwide.

According to the USDA, the contamination was discovered through FSIS testing. No confirmed adverse reactions due to consumption of the contaminated product have been reported.

The department is concerned that some product may be in the refrigerators or freezers of some consumers and are urging those who may have purchased the meat to discard or return it to the place of purchase.

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2-8 days (3-4 days, on average) after exposure the organism. While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). This condition can occur among persons of any age but is most common in children under 5-years old and older adults. It is marked by easy bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output. Persons who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.

To read more about the recall from the USDA and FSIS, click here.

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