Almost 300,000 Pounds Of Beef Are Being Recalled Due To E. Coli

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A recall affecting nearly 300,000 pounds of beef was announced on July 29. The announcement includes 38 different products and was made due to potential E. coli contamination in the food items.

US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service published the recall and a full extensive list of all of the products it involves. Great Omaha Packing is the manufacturer in question and some of the listed products are angus chuck meat, beef ribs, and boneless shank steaks. You can find the names of the recalled items here.

All items were produced on July 13 of this year and were only distributed to Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, and Nebraska. Affected products have an establishement number on the label listed as "EST. 960A."

During a routine inspection by the FSIS, the potential contamination was noticed, thus triggering the recall. No illnesses related to this announcement have been reported at the time of publication. E. coli is a potentially deadly bacterium that causes symptoms like dehydration, bloody stools, abdominal pain and cramps. Symptoms may take two-to-eight days after consumption to show.

Anyone with the aforementioned products in their possession should not consume them and instead immediately dispose of them or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Other recalls currently affecting grocery shopping are contamination concerns related to carrots, packaged muffins, kimchi, and chicken. Check your fridge and freezers for any beef products with these descriptions or codes out of an abundance of caution.

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