Potentially tainted meat sold at BJ’s wholesale stores in Massachusetts
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Nationwide BJ’s Ground Beef Recall
September 1, 2010 – The federal government has ordered a recall of ground beef sold in nine Massachusetts BJ’s Wholesale stores, including the ones in South Attleboro and Taunton.
The beef labeled “ground fine beef 90/10” is suspected of being contaminated with E. coli. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has ordered the recall of 8,500 pounds of the beef from Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. in Pennsylvania. The beef had a used-by date of July 10, and was sold in nine BJ’s stores in Massachusetts. In addition to Attleboro and Taunton, it was sold in stores in Auburn, Leominster, Plymouth, Revere, Stoneham, Waltham, and Weymouth.
E. Coli Bacteria Information
Escherichia coli (E. coli) are members of a large group of bacterial germs that inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and other warm-blooded animals (mammals, birds). Newborns have a sterile alimentary tract, which within two days becomes colonized with E. coli.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that every year at least 2000 Americans are hospitalized, and about 60 die as a direct result of E. coli infection and its complications. A recent study estimated the annual cost of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses to be $405 million (in 2003 dollars), which included $370 million for premature deaths, $30 million for medical care, and $5 million for lost productivity.
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