More contaminated ground beef products recalled

Almost a thousand pounds of cooked ground beef patty products have been recalled because they may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that JTM Provisions Co., based in Harrison, Ohio, is recalling 960 pounds of their cooked, ready-to-eat beef products.

The USDA FSIS discovered the issue when inspection program personnel conducted a routine inspection. They tested the ground beef product and found it to be positive for listeria monocytogenes. JTM Provisions produced the recalled cooked, ready-to-eat beef patty crumble items on May 17, 2018.

Recalled ground beef products were shipped to distribution centers in California, in 20-lb. cases containing four 5-lb sealed pouches of “COOKED BEEF PATTY CRUMBLES” with case code “47860” and a Julian date of “18137.”

Consumers who have purchased the recalled cooked beef patty crumbles should not eat them but should dispose of them properly or return them to the store of purchase. Eating food products contaminated with listeria can cause a number of severe listeriosis symptoms.

Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems.

For more information about the JTM Provisions ground beef patty product recall and about the effects of listeria monocytogenes, contact the food poisoning lawyers at 1-888-335-4901.