Ground beef and pork products recalled for possible e. coli

Almost 15,000 pounds of ground beef and pork products that may be contaminated with e. coli have been recalled by Oregon-based Interstate Meat Distributors, Inc. The recalled meat items were shipped to retail stores located in Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) office of Inspection Program Personnel (IPP) was notified by Interstate Meat Distributors that a sample of beef trim had tested positive for e. coli. The meat was tested by a third-party laboratory.

Meat items that have been recalled include raw ground beef and pork items that were produced and packaged on February 10, 2018, and February 12, 2018. They are marked with the number 965 inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The USDA has listed the following products as being subject to the recall:

  • 25-lb. wrapped packages of fresh “ALL NATURAL EXTRA LEAN GROUND BEEF” containing package code 04118 and with 96% lean and 4% fat on the label.
  • 25-lb. wrapped packages of fresh “ALL NATURAL GROUND BEEF CHUCK” containing package code 04118 and with 80% lean and 20% fat on the label.
  • 25-lb. wrapped packages of fresh “GROUND BEEF AND PORK BLEND” containing package code 04118 and with 80% lean and 20% fat on the label.
  • 50-lb. bag containing 10 quarter pound frozen “BROTHERS CHOICE 85% LEAN ANGUS GROUND BEEF PATTIES” containing package code 04318.

Anyone who has purchased these recalled ground beef and pork items should not consume them but should either dispose of them properly or return them to the place of purchase.

  1. coli contamination is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause abdominal cramps, nausea, and fatigue. Symptoms generally appear three to four days after the initial infection, though in some cases, symptoms don’t appear for over a week.

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