12 million pounds of beef recalled after salmonella outbreak

Mae Love
December 5, 2018

It comes two months after the USDA issued a recall of 6.5 million pounds of beef from the same manufacturer, JBS Tolleson, Inc, which is the third-largest producer in the U.S. and the top meat packager in the world.

- More than 5 million lbs. of raw beef products has been recalled due to concerns of Salmonella contamination.

The products were sold nationwide and have the stamp "EST".

All product supplied from JBS packaging facility in Tolleson, AZ.

"FSIS is continuing to investigate illnesses associated with this widespread outbreak, and additional product from other companies may also be recalled", the recall notice said.

One of the largest beef recalls in recent years has expanded.

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The products being recalled were packaged between July 26 and September 7. They were shipped nationwide to retail locations and institutions. IL is among the 26 states that has reported the combined 246 sickness cases.

Public health officials say consumers should check their homes for the recalled ground beef and other "non-intact" raw beef. "267." The products were packaged between late July and September. The USDA says any of those products still in people's freezers should be thrown away. The illness can stretch from four to seven days.

Common symptoms of a salmonella infection typically appear within 12 to 72 hours after exposure to the bacteria and may include diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever. Most people recover without treatment. In addition, "only consume ground beef that has been cooked to a temperature of 160°F".

Health officials urge all consumers to safely prepare their raw meat products, including fresh and frozen, and only consume ground beef that has been cooked to a temperature of 160°F.

For more information about the recall, call the JBS USA Consumer Hotline at 800-727-2333.

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