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Over 66 Tons Of Contaminated Ground Beef Recalled NATIONWIDE

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Has an urgent ground beef recall that’s already killed one FLORIDA resident and is now the subject of an urgent nationwide recall. Please pass this along and take it seriously!

Per the CDC:

CDC advises retailers not to serve or sell recalled ground beef from Cargill Meat Solutions because it may be contaminated with E. coli O26. A food safety alert has been posted.

Key Points:

CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) investigated a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O26 infections linked to ground beef from Cargill Meat Solutions.

A total of 18 people were reported from four states: Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, and Tennessee.

Six people were hospitalized, including one person who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. One person from Florida died.

Illnesses in this outbreak started on dates ranging from July 5, 2018, to July 25, 2018. This outbreak appears to be over.

People with E. coli infections usually get sick with bloody diarrhea and stomach cramps 3-4 days after eating food contaminated with the germ. Most people recover within a week.

Some illnesses last longer and can be more severe, resulting in a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).

Advice to retailers and consumers:

On September 19, 2018, Cargill Meat Solutions recalled ground beef products.

Recalled ground beef products were produced and packaged on June 21, 2018, and were shipped to retailers nationwide.

Products are labeled with the establishment number “EST. 86R” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Visit the USDA-FSIS website for a full list of recalled products. These are the labels

Restaurants and retailers should not serve or sell recalled ground beef and should check freezers and storage for recalled products.

If possible, retailers who received recalled ground beef should contact their customers to alert them of the recall.

When available, the retail distribution list will be posted on the USDA-FSIS website.

Consumers with questions regarding the recall can call 1-844-419-1574. Consumers with ground beef in their freezers can contact the store where it was purchased to determine if it is recalled ground beef.

By Al Sunshine, SouthFloridaReporter.com, Consumer Investigator, Sept. 21, 2018

Al Sunshine is a South Florida-based Broadcast and Digital Journalist whose career has spanned more than 40 years at the local and national levels. His award-winning investigations have triggered more than a dozen state and local consumer protection laws and his work’s been cited in Congressional Testimony before the U-S House of Representatives. He is best known for his “Shame On You” features for CBS Miami which sought to expose businesses, agencies and individuals defrauding or deceiving consumers, as well as endangering the safety and welfare of the general public. In 2013 Al retired from CBS Miami to set up his own Digital News Business, “Sunshine News, LLC” and Al continues to blog for the Radio, Television, Digital News Association, sponsors of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards”. An avid environmentalist, Al is one of the founding members of the “Miami Pine Rocklands Coalition”. The Florida Non-Profit is fighting to save and restore the last 2% of Pine Rocklands found only in South Florida and nowhere else in the continental United States. Al was recently elected its President.