Nearly 500 pounds of frozen, raw ground beef have been recalled due to the likely chance it was contaminated with E. coli.
According to the USDA, Texas Natural Meats is recalling ground beef products that may have been exposed to Shiga toxin-producing E. coli last week.
The frozen, raw ground beef products were produced on August 8, 2017, and the following are subject to the recall:
1-pound bags of "Green Field Farms Rogers Texas Ground Beef." The bags have a "production date" of 08/08/2017 and also display an expiration date of 08/08/2020. The bags have a "COOK USE ONLY" with the instructions of "DO NOT refreeze after defrosting."
The contamination was discovered on June 19, 2018, by FSIS during their routine inspections. During their testings they found the product to be positive for E. coli.
If someone has consumed this organism, symptoms may include, but not limited to, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, pain, or tenderness, nausea, and vomiting, according to the "Mayo Clinic."
FSIS is extremely concerned that some customers might have these products stowed away in their freezers. They are asking everyone to check their refrigerators and freezers to ensure this product is not in the house. If you have this product, do not consume. Either discard the item in the trash or return it to the place of purchase.
Please share this with your family and friends to ensure they don't consume this product. In other news, another recall has been issued after a parasite outbreak.