Almost 30,000 of ground beef have been recalled by Pennsylvania establishment Cargill Meat Solutions after it was revealed that the products may be contaminated with salmonella.
The US Department of Agriculture’s Food and Safety Inspection Service announced the Class 1 recall today, noting that 33 people in 7 states became sick after consuming the same product. A Class I Recall has a reasonable probability that consuming the products can result in serious health problems or death. The products in question are:
- 14 pound chub packages of “Grnd Beef Fine 85/15″, packed 3 chubs to approximate 42-pound cases
The products bear the establishment number EST. 9400″ inside the USDA mark of inspection. The use-by-date has passed and the products are no longer being sold for retail but many consumers may have frozen the product for later consumption. The FSIS is urging all consumers to check their products before eating them to make sure they’re safe.
The FSIS also notes in the recall that while the products were originally sold in 42-pound cases, they were also repackaged into consumer-size packages and distributed to many different retailers for sale. When the list of retailers is available, it can be found here.
Salmonella infections can be very dangerous. Symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and fever within 12 to 72 hours of consumption.
Consumers with questions or concerns regarding this recall can call the company’s consumer information line at (888) 812-1646.
Original Press Release: FSIS.usda.gov