167K pounds of meat recalled for E.Coli

167K pounds of meat recalled for E.Coli

E. Coli is a type of bacteria that lives in the intestines. While most types of E. Coli are completely safe, there are some that can cause illness.

According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services:

The worst type of E. coli, known as E. coli O157:H7, causes bloody diarrhea and can sometimes cause kidney failure and even death. E. coli O157:H7 makes a toxin called Shiga toxin and is known as a Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC).  There are many other types of STEC, and some can make you just as sick as E. coli O157:H7.”

About 167,427 pounds of ground beef has been recalled due to potential E. Coli contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reported.

The products that were shipped to retail locations across the nation from the company All-American Meats, Inc., were made on October 16, but weren’t found to be contaminated until October 30. The products were all marked with a sell by date of November 3.

The following products were recalled according to the FSIS:

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.

No illnesses have been reported due to consumption of the beef, according to the FSIS report.

If you have purchased one of these products, the FSIS wants you to dispose it or return it to the retailer.

The report showing 167K pounds of meat recalled for E. Coli can be found here.

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REFERENCES:
1. “All American Meats, Inc. Recalls Ground Beef Products Due to Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination.” FSIS. USDA, n.d. Web. 02 Nov. 2015.
2. “167,427 Pounds Of Meat Recalled Due To E.Coli Risk.” The Huffington Post. HuffingtonPost.com, n.d. Web. 2 Nov. 2015.
3. “E. Coli.” FoodSafety.gov. FoodSafety.gov, n.d. Web. 2 Nov. 2015.

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