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Cargill Meat Solutions Recalls Ground Beef Products Due To Possible E. coli O26 Contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Cargill Meat Solutions, from Fort Morgan, Colo. recalled 132,600 lb. of ground chuck beef due to potential contamination with Escherichia coli O26. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide. On Aug. 16, 2018, FSIS was notified of an investigation of E. coli O26 illnesses. FSIS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state public health and agriculture partners determined that raw ground beef was the probable source of the reported illnesses. The epidemiological investigation identified 17 illnesses and one death with illness onset dates ranging from July 5 to July 25, 2018. E. coli O26 is a serovar of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC). FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. @ https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2018/recall-081-2018-release
Cargill Meat Solutions, a Fort Morgan, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 132,606 pounds of ground beef products made from the chuck portion of the carcass that may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O26.