Ground Beef Recall

We want to trust that the products we purchase are safe. Unfortunately, that is not always the case and products may malfunction or be a safety hazard. Sometimes when a problem is discovered with a product, it leads to a recall of that product or item. Almost any item can be recalled for a safety hazard. Recently, over 25,000 pounds of ground beef were recalled because of possible E. coli contamination.

Cargill Meat Solutions, a Colorado based company, has recalled the ground beef items that it produced on August 16, 2018. The recall comes after a review of records on August 22, 2018, which showed that the products may be associated with product that was presumptive  positive for e. Coli.

All of the products that are included in the recall have the establishment number “EST.86R” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The items included in the recall were shipped to warehouses in both Colorado and California. As of now, the company has received no reports of negative reactions to the recalled products.

E. coli can cause serious sickness. Some of the symptoms include stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting. The severity of the infection can range from mild to severe. Symptoms of the infection usually appear within 3-4 days of consuming a contaminated product, but can occur anywhere within one to ten days of coming into contact with the contaminated product. Most people recover from the infection within five to seven days.

The company is concerned that some consumers may have purchased the potentially contaminated beef and have put it in their freezers for later use. Those who have purchased the recalled products should throw them out or return them to the place of purchase. The products should not be eaten because of the risk of illness.

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