Millions of people may be affected by the recent recall that has now worried several large retailers. Multiple shopping chains are banning together to remove these products from their shelves out of safety for their customers.
We are asking our readers to make sure that these products are not in their homes and to verify the codes and expiration dates below with the products in their homes.
On Thursday, August 23, more than 12 tons of ground beef has been recalled. This product is currently in seven states across the United States. The recalled product may have been contaminated with E. coli. But multiple retailers are taking an extra step.
Symptoms of consuming the bacteria may include dehydration, bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramps, vomiting, and nausea, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Cargill Meat Solutions is recalling 12 and one-half tons of their ground beef. Cargill is currently located in Fort Morgan, Colorado, but it’s products are in several states.
Recalled Product Details
The ground beef was sold between August 20 and August 23, 2018. The “Sell Thru” dates were August 21 through August 25, which is printed on the scale label.
During a routine test, Cargill discovered the problem on August 22. Their records indicated that specific beef products might have been contaminated with E. Coli. The company then notified the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
Retailers Taking Action
According to Food Safety News, several popular retailers are taking matters into their own hands Friday. Albertsons, Safeway, Pak ‘N Save, and Vons have jointly announced the recall sold at stores in Northern California, Colorado, Nebraska, Northern Nevada, New Mexico, South Dakota, and Wyoming.
At this time, there have been no confirmed illness to report that were associated with the contaminated ground beef. The stores issued out the recall out of caution.
Health officials are urging consumers to check their refrigerators and freezers for the recalled beef. If consumers have this product in their home, they are asked to discard or return the item to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Do you have any in your refrigerator or freezer? Be sure to inform your friends and family!