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More Than 62000 Pounds of Beef Recalled Because of E. Coli Concerns

24 May 2019

"788" printed inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The products may be contaminated with the strain of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and have an establishment number "EST". According to the new recall notice, the meat company shipped the implicated beef nationwide for further distribution and processing.

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While the company said it has not received any reports of adverse reactions to recalled products, the recall comes amid an E. coli outbreak that has now sickened almost 200 people across 10 states.

According to a press release, bacteria was discovered during traceback activities performed by FSIS. A Class I recall is a "situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death". Labels of the recalled beef can be viewed here.

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The USDA has not received any reports of sickness from consuming the beef.

For more information about recalls, visit the USDA recall website. HUS symptoms include easy bruising, pallor and decreased urine output. This recall comes after a March 27 recall, in which the company pulled back more than 2 tons of beef, also because of an E. coli risk. Anyone concerned about illnesses is instructed to contact a health care provider. Robert Laurenzo prepares cuts of beef at Laurenzo's Italian Center on January 13, 2014 in North Miami Beach, Florida.

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More Than 62000 Pounds of Beef Recalled Because of E. Coli Concerns