More than 132,000 pounds of ground beef recalled after one death, multiple reported illnesses
A company is recalling 132,000 pounds of ground beef sold nationwide after its products were linked to an E. coli outbreak that killed one person and sickened over a dozen others.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) said on Wednesday that Cargill Meat Solutions' ground beef made from the chuck portion of the carcass was identified during an August investigation into an outbreak that left one person dead and 17 others sick between July 5 and July 25, 2018.
The affected beef products were produced and packaged on June 21 and carry an "EST. 86R" label inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The recall is categorized as a Class I by FSIS, meaning it is a health hazard situation "where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death."
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FSIS says it is concerned that some consumers may still have the tainted products in their freezers and cautions that anyone who purchased the beef throw it away immediately or return to the place of purchase.
Cargill Meat Solutions was also forced to recall 25,000 pounds of ground beef in August 2018 due to E. coli contamination