E.coli causes recall of 96,000 lbs of ground beef

May 23, 2009

The USDA has recalled 96,000 pounds of ground beef with a “Class I” issue, meaning  that the risk of the E.Coli bacteria in the meat is very high.  The tainted beef comes from an Illinois manufacturer. A full list of contaminated beef products can be found on the Food Safety and Inspection Service website www.fsis.usda.gov

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and in the most severe cases, kidney failure. The very young, seniors and persons with weak immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.

Before grilling out, check and make sure that your ground beef is not on the recall list.  Always cook ground beef until well done.  Stay healthy and safe!

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