The USDA is recalling more than 58,000 pounds of ground beef

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) posted a notice on September 15 recalling more than 58,000 pounds of ground beef.

The USDA noted in its notice that American Foods Group, LLC, doing business as Green Bay Dressed Beef, LCC, is recalling exactly 58,281 pounds of ground beef because it may be contaminated with “Shiga toxin-producing E. coli.” It was discovered by a state public health partner who tested a sample and found the presence of E. coli bacteria, and the partner immediately contacted the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

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The notice states that the raw version of ground beef was produced on August 14, 2023. The recall includes the following products and lot codes:

  • About 80 lbs. Cases contain 10 lbs. Plastic tubes (strips) of “90050 BEEF FINE GROUND 81/19” with lot code D123226026.
  • About 80 lbs. Cases contain 10 lbs. Plastic tubes (slices) of “20473 Halal Fine Ground Beef 73/27” with lot code D123226027.
  • About 80 lbs. Cases contain 10 lbs. Plastic tubes (strips) of “20105 BEEF FINE GROUND 73/27” with lot code D123226027.

The products also include “EST.18076” inside the package, which is the USDA inspection mark, UDSA noted. The requested ground beef was distributed in Georgia, Michigan and Ohio.

It is important to note that there have been no reports of illness from consuming the product. However, as the USDA explains, people usually become ill from this particular strain of E. coli within two to eight days of consumption.

Those affected can suffer from diarrhea, which the organization said can often be “bloody,” as well as vomiting. The disease can be more serious for some, including those who may be immunocompromised. If a person develops symptoms, they should contact a medical professional immediately. Most infected people recover within seven days. FSIS also added in its notice that consumers are encouraged to “consume ground beef that has been cooked to only 160 degrees Fahrenheit,” which is “a temperature high enough to kill harmful bacteria.”

The Mayo Clinic provided additional tips for avoiding E. coli contamination, including keeping cooking areas clean, vigorously washing your hands and cooking utensils, including cutting boards, in “hot, soapy water,” and keeping raw foods separate by using different cutting boards for foods. Raw. Meat and other foods. Her best advice: “Never put cooked hamburgers on the same plate you used for raw patties.”

Consumers who purchased the above products should dispose of the meat immediately or return it to the point of purchase for a refund. Those with specific questions about the recall can contact American Foods Group directly by calling 1-800-829-2838.

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