Bison meat recalled nationwide for possible E.coli

Jorgen Wouters

Rocky Mountain Natural Meats is recalling approximately 66,000 pounds of bison meat due to potential E. coli contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

The recalled ground and tenderized bison, distributed nationwide, is sold at a number of supermarkets, including Hannaford's, King Snoopers's, Market Basket, Price Chopper's and Whole Foods. The retail distribution list will be updated as needed.

This is a Class I, High Health Risk recall, and the FSIS advises anyone with signs or symptoms of food borne illness to contact a physician. This specific strain, called E. coli O157:H7, is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and in the most severe cases, kidney failure.