Ground Beef recalled over E. coli risk

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All American Meats Inc., based out of Nebraska, is recalling 167,427 pounds of ground beef that might be tainted with E. coli bacteria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced.

The USDA says All American Meats is recalling the meat that was sold to retailers nationwide. The USDA did not name the retail stores affected in the recall, however, say consumers with questions can contact Mr. Shawn Buchanan at (402) 734-6901.

Here are the product labels subject to recall.

The recalled meat was produced on Oct. 16, and it was sold in either 60-pound or 80-pound packages.

All the meat that is being recalled had a sell-by date of Nov. 3 and establishment number “EST. 20420” in the USDA inspection stamp.

No illnesses have been linked to the beef.

FSIS and the company are concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

This problem was discovered on Oct. 30 when a sample tested positive for the bacteria. The meat was shipped to retail stores nationwide, but the USDA is not identifying those locations. 8 On Your Side asked Dr. Jill Hechtman what symptoms to be on the lookout for.

“The most common symptoms of E. Coli infection are nausea, vomiting and bloody diarrhea,” she said.

E. Coli can cause dehydration and abdominal cramps, too. Dr. Hechtman warns to be careful not to confuse it with the flu.

“With the flu, for example, you would have a fever, and most of the time with E. Coli you do not have a fever,” she said. “Most of the time with E. Coli, you also have bloody diarrhea. And if you have just a regular gastroenteritis, it usually does not have blood there.”

E. Coli symptoms typically show up within eight days of exposure.

Beef with the following labels should be thrown away or returned to the store where it was purchased:

80-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef 80% Lean 20% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 62100.
80-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef 73% Lean 27% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 60100.
60-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef Round 85% Lean 15% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 68560.
60-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef Chuck 81% Lean 19% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 68160.
60-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef Chuck 81% Lean 19% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 63130.
80-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef Chuck 81% Lean 19% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 63100.

 

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