After recalling more than 20,000 pounds of ground beef in June, National Beef Packing Co. has recalled another 50,000 pounds due to potential contamination with E. coli. Consuming raw or undercooked ground beef contaminated with E. coli can cause severe, life-threatening food poisoning, especially for young children and the elderly.
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National Beef Recalls 50,000 Pounds of Ground Beef
August 1, 2013 — More than 50,000 pounds of ground beef have been recalled by National Beef Packing Co. because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. National Beef also recalled nearly 23,000 pounds of raw ground beef on June 18, also due to possible contamination with E. coli. No illnesses have been reported.
The ground beef was produced on July 18 and sold in 10-lb. packages throughout the United States. The USDA is concerned that some products may be frozen and in shoppers’ freezers.
July 18, 2013 — National Beef recall:
- “National Beef” 93/ 7 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 0707
- “NatureSource” 80/20 Fine Ground Chuck, Product Code 7031
- “NatureSource” 85/15 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7054
- “NatureSource” 90/10 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7344
- “NatureSource” 93/ 7 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7004
- “NatureWell 80/20 Fine Ground Chuck, Product Code 7484
- “NatureWell” 85/15 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7454
- “NatureWell” 90/10 Fine Ground Sirloin, Product Code 7577
- “NatureWell” 93/7 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7404
June 18, 2013 — National Beef recall:
- 10 lb. packages of “National Beef” 80/20 Coarse Ground Chuck, package code “0481.”
- 10 lb. packages of “National Beef” 81/19 Coarse Ground Beef, package code “0421.”
- 10 lb. packages of “National Beef” 80/20 Fine Ground Chuck, package code “0484.”
The ground beef products recalled on June 18 were produced at a facility in Kansas on May 25, 2013 and shipped to establishments in Texas, Tennessee, Kansas, Mississippi, Illinois, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, and Arizona.
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What is E. Coli?
Escherichia coli (E. coli) are bacteria that normally live in the intestines of healthy people and animals, including cows. Most E. coli strains are harmless, but some types can cause serious food poisoning in humans. E. Coli O157:H7 is a specific strain that was first identified in an outbreak of hemorrhagic colitis (severe, bloody diarrhea) in 1982. The outbreak was linked to ground beef.
How Does E. Coli Infection Spread?
E. coli exists in the intestines of cows, and it does not live in the muscle meat or the fat. Contamination occurs when cow manure comes in contact with the meat, usually immediately after slaughter or during butchering. Once this contaminated meat is ground up and mixed with meat from other cows, the bacteria can spread to hundreds of even thousands of pounds of ground beef. It can also contaminate processing equipment in a plant.
Ground Beef and E. Coli Food Poisoning
Food poisoning from E. coli can occur when people touch and/or eat raw or undercooked ground beef. Consuming even microscopic amounts of the bacteria can cause severe food poisoning, especially for children and the elderly. One of the most serious complications is dehydration, which can cause permanent kidney damage and a condition called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Patients who have severe diarrhea or vomiting may need to be hospitalized to receive intravenous (IV) fluids. Most people recover within one week.
Symptoms of E. coli food poisoning:
- Diarrhea – sudden, severe, and often bloody
- Intestinal gas
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach cramps
- Vomiting (rare)
- And more
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