5.1 million pounds of beef linked to salmonella outbreak recalled

Lloyd Doyle
December 5, 2018

The company initially recalled over 6.5 million pounds of beef in October.

JBS Tolleson, Inc.is recalling more than 5.1 million pounds of raw beef products that may be tainted with salmonella, the USDA's FSIS said Tuesday. All of the affected beef was packaged from July 26 to September 7. No deaths have been reported, according to the latest data on November 15. 267 ground beef products that were not part of the October 4 recall. A full list of the brands and how to identify potentially contaminated ground beef can be found on the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service's website.

People were falling sick with salmonella in 16 states across the USA throughout August.

Showcase ground chuck, sold at Wal-Mart stores, with an 81/19 lean/fat ratio, and a product code of 47231 and a sell by date of September 13, is subject to the recall.

The CDC warns the recall has not been finalized and customers should still watch out for symptoms of infection, and get rid of any beef with that number on it. It usually hits between 12 hours and three days after eating food with salmonella and hangs around for four to seven days. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. In some cases, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized.

Public health officials say consumers should check their homes for the recalled ground beef and other "non-intact" raw beef. If you have any of these products, you're encouraged to throw them away.

The USDA said salmonella is prevalent in raw poultry and meat and is reminding people to properly cook and handle meat.

While most individuals who contract salmonella recover without treatment, the bacteria is particularly unsafe in children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

Discuss This Article