Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Ground Beef Products Due to Possible E. coli O26 Contamination
Cargill Meat Recall Update 7/22/12: Cargill Meat Solutions is now recalling nearly 30,000 pounds of fresh ground beef products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen. The problem with the beef in question was identified during the course of an ongoing investigation of a multi-state outbreak of salmonella involving at least 33 patients in seven states. Click here to learn more.
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What’s the problem?
August 28, 2010 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today that Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. is recalling approximately 8,500 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O26.
Ground Beef Recall
The product subject to recall includes:
- 42-pound cases of “GROUND BEEF FINE 90/10,” containing three (3) – approximately 14 pound chubs each. These products have a “use/freeze by” date of “07/01/10,” and an identifying product code of “W69032.”
The products subject to recall bears the establishment number “EST. 9400” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products were produced on June 11, 2010, and were shipped to distribution centers in Connecticut and Maryland for further distribution. It is important to note that the above listed products were repackaged into consumer-size packages and sold under different retail brand names.
E. Coli Food Poisoning Illness
FSIS became aware of the problem on August 5, 2010 when the agency was notified by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources of an E. coli O26 cluster of illnesses. In conjunction with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Maine Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, the New York State Department of Health, and New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets, two (2) case-patients have been identified in Maine, as well as one (1) case-patient in New York with a rare, indistinguishable PFGE pattern as determined by PFGE subtyping in PulseNet.
E. coli O26 is a bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and in the most severe cases, kidney failure. The very young, seniors and persons with weak immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.
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