US recalls 130,000 pounds of ground beef over E coli outbreak that killed one

At least 17 people have become ill from the E. coli contamination

Clark Mindock
New York
Thursday 20 September 2018 19:46 BST
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Meat has been recalled across the US
Meat has been recalled across the US

More than 130,000 pounds of ground beef have been recalled in the United States due to possible E. coli contamination, with at least one person having died in connection to the apparent contamination.

The beef products were packaged and produced on June 21, and have an “EST. 86R” label inside of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) mark of inspection.

Seventeen people are said to have become sick from he contamination, in addition to the single death.

The recalled meat came from Cargill Meat Solutions, a business in Fort Morgan, Colorado.

The potentially contaminated meat came from the chuck portion of the carcass, and the product has reportedly been distributed nationwide.

Sick individuals first reported experiencing symptoms between July 5 and 25.

E coli symptoms generally begin between one and 10 days after an individual consumes contaminated food or beverages. But, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that most people become sick within three to four days of exposure.

The following items were shipped to retail locations across the US, and have been recalled, according to a release from the USDA:

  • 3-lb. chubs of “OUR CERTIFIED 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a USE OR FREEZE BY JUL/11/18 and case code 00228749057646.
  • 3-lb. chubs of “OUR CERTIFIED 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a USE OR FREEZE BY JUL/11/18 and case code 00228749002653.
  • 10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 00228749089098.
  • 10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749002751.
  • 10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 81/19 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749003536.
  • 10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 00228749003568.
  • 10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749402773.
  • 20-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 81/19 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF COMBO” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749073935.
  • 10-lb. chubs of “Sterling Silver CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 00228749702416.
  • 10-lb. chubs of “CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749802405.
  • 10-lb. chubs of “CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 with case code 00228749802413.
  • 10-lb. chubs of “Fire River Farms CLASSIC GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a USE/FREEZE BY: 07/11/2018 with case code 90734730297241

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