62,000 Pounds Of Ground Beef Recalled Due To Possible E. Coli Contamination

Andrew Cummings
May 24, 2019

Just in time for grilling season, more than 62,000 pounds of raw beef products are being recalled due to E. coli concerns.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is urging consumers to check their freezers for the recalled beef products. However, this situation is considered a Class I recall with a high health risk, meaning "there is reasonable probability that the use of this product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death".

There are multiple cuts of beef included in the recall, including short ribs, ribeyes, and briskets that were shipped nationwide for further distribution and processing.

Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

A complete list of the recalled products can be found here .

The USDA recommends that all raw ground meat be cooked to a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees to do away with any potential contamination. Most people recover within a week, but some can develop kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), which is most common in children younger than 5 and in the elderly.

Aurora Packing Company, Inc., which packaged the beef on April 19, recalled the beef after discovering E. coli bacteria during testing. Individuals displaying these symptoms should seek emergency medical treatment.

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