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Ground beef recall announced by All American Meats due to discovery of deadly E. coli bacteria

ground beef Ground beef recall announced by All American Meats due to discovery of deadly E. coli bacteriaAccording to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), a ground beef recall affecting almost 170,000 pounds of beef has been announced following the discovery of the most dangerous type of E.coli – O157:H7. This strain of E. coli belongs to a group of bacteria that produce a toxin called Shiga toxin, known for causing dehydration, bloody diarrhea, kidney failure and even death.

The ground beef recall includes All American Meats products produced on Oct. 16, 2015, with establishment number “EST. 20420” within the USDA mark of inspection. The following items are included in this ground beef recall:

  • 80-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef 80% Lean 20% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 62100.
  • 80-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef 73% Lean 27% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 60100.
  • 60-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef Round 85% Lean 15% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 68560.
  • 60-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef Chuck 81% Lean 19% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 68160.
  • 60-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef Chuck 81% Lean 19% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 63130.
  • 80-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef Chuck 81% Lean 19% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 63100.

Prior to the discovery of E. coli bacteria on Oct. 30, 2015, All American Meats and the USDA have received no reports of illness or death linked to the ground beef recall. However, FSIS is concerned that consumers are unknowingly storing the dangerous meat in their freezer.

E. coli outbreaks might be common in the U.S., but the results can still be devastating to Americans. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Shiga toxin-producing E. coli causes more than 265,000 illnesses annually, with more than 3,600 hospitalizations and 30 deaths.

Consumers in possession of the recalled meat should immediately return it to the place of purchase, or simply discard it.

For more information on the ground beef recall, contact All American Meats CEO Shawn Buchanan at (402) 734-6901. To learn more about food safety and the latest recalls, visit the FSIS website at www.fsis.uda.gov.

Sources:
FSIS
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