updated - April 2, 2020 Thursday EDT
Over 1,200 pounds of ground beef contaminated by Escherichia coli are being recalled by a company from Minnesota.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety (USDA) and Inspection Service informed the public about possible bacterial contamination coming from ground meat from Minnesota-based Ranchers Legacy Meat Company after a routine inspection revealed that the meat might be contaminated with E.Coli.
Capital OTC listed out the following products of various weights and sizes including ground chuck patties and ground beef patties that are being called back by the company.
The following products were reported to expire by December 10, 2014 and the establishment number is "Est. 20264" inside the U.S.A mark of inspection.
The ground beef was already shipped to distributors and the USDA fears that consumers might have already stored it in their freezers or ate the meat already.
Over eight other food recalls or advisories were reported in Minnesota for the past year. The incidents involved other types of bacteria that may cause food borne illnesses like Listeria and Salmonella, as well as food labels that reportedly did not disclose potential allergens in the ingredients list.
The E. coli bacteria can cause bloody diarrhea, severe abdominal cramps, and vomiting and may lead to a life-threatening form of kidney failure (hemolytic uremic syndrome), especially in people with immune system that are easily compromised like young children and the elderly. Symptoms first start to show up 2 to 8 days after ingestion of the food contaminated with E.Coli.
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