The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a warning about a potential E. coli contamination in certain ground beef packages sold in Ohio and other states. Green Bay Dressed Beef, LLC, based in Wisconsin, has recalled approximately 58,000 pounds of its ground beef products.
This recall comes after a sample of the meat tested positive for Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O103, following testing conducted by a state public health agency. The affected meat was produced on August 14 and can be identified by the establishment number EST. 18076. The specific beef products affected are 10-lb. plastic tubes and include the following:
– 90050 Beef Fine Ground 81/19, with a lot code of D123226026
– 20473 Beef Halal Fine Ground 73/27, with a lot code of D123226027
– 20105 Beef Fine Ground 73/27, with a lot code of D123226027
Fortunately, there have been no reported cases of human contamination thus far. However, the FSIS advises individuals to discard any affected beef as a precautionary measure. Besides Ohio, the recalled beef was also distributed to Michigan and Georgia.
It is crucial to be aware of the symptoms associated with this strain of E. coli, which include vomiting and bloody diarrhea. In some cases, this contamination can lead to severe health complications.
For more information or if you have any questions about the recall, you can contact Jennifer Dibbern, the VP of Marketing and Communications at American Foods Group LLC (operating as Green Bay Dressed Beef). Their contact details are as follows: phone number 1-800-829-2838 or email [email protected].
– U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)
– American Foods Group LLC (Green Bay Dressed Beef)