Cargill Beef Recalled As E. coli Identified in Product – 25,288 Pounds of Ground Beef Being Recalled

Possible E. coli contamination of P&S Raw Beef Ravioli
Possible E. coli contamination of P&S Raw Beef Ravioli

Cargill Meat Solutions recalls over 25,000 pounds of ground beef products

Out of concern for possible e. coli contamination, Cargill Meat Solutions has recalled 25,288 pounds of ground beef products. The company, based in Fort Morgan, Colorado, discovered the issue on August 22, 2018, when reviewing records and finding that the ground beef products may be associated with a product that was presumptive positive for e. coli. The recalled ground beef products were produced on August 16, 2018, and shipped to warehouses in California and Colorado.

Recalled ground beef products include 10 lb chubs of “EXCEL 93/7 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with “Use/Frz. By Sep 05” on the chub label and a “PACK DATE 08/16/2018” on the box label. These products display the establishment number “EST. 86R” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

This strain of e. coli, O157:H7, is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2–8 days (3–4 days, on average) after exposure the organism. While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). This condition can occur among persons of any age but is most common in children under 5-years old and older adults. It is marked by easy bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output.

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be disposed of properly or returned to the place of purchase.

For more information about the Cargill Meat Solutions recall of ground beef products and about the potentially severe symptoms that can result from e. coli contamination, please contact the Cargill Ecoli Lawyers at 1-888-335-4901 about your potential Cargill Ecoli Lawsuit.


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