Check your freezers for Contaminated Beef with Salmonella

…get it out and throw it away. I would throw away all ground beef bought even after the day that the USDA has given (see below the *). USDA inspected and beef was released for sale. Where and when the contamination occurred? Remember, your health is first.

Check your freezers for Contaminated Beef with Salmonella 1

*Recalled products will have the establishment number “EST. 267” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a massive recall of more than 6.5 million pounds of beef products that are contaminated with bacteria Salmonella Newport.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service division of the USDA says the health risk is high in the Class 1 recall.

USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.

The establishment JBS Tolleson, Inc. announced the product recall, which includes ground beef, were packaged on various dates from July 26, 2018, to September 7, 2018.

Check your freezers for Contaminated Beef with Salmonella 2

At least 261 types of products with various brand names were shipped to New Mexico according to the list of recalled products.

Showcase/Walmart was the primary brand of recalled meat with other brands being Cedar River Farms Natural, Beef and Gourmet Burger.

Symptoms of salmonellosis usually occur between 6 to 72 hours after you ingest the bacteria. The most common symptoms include:

  • diarrhea, which may contain blood or mucous

  • fever

  • headache

  • stomach cramps

  • nausea

  • vomiting

  • dehydration, especially among infants and the elderly.

In rare cases, septicaemia (local infection) may develop as a complication of salmonellosis.

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