Update: Cargill’s 66 Tons of Beef Recalled for E. coli Contamination Went Everywhere

Cargill Meat Solutions recalled the beef produced by its troubled Fort Morgan, CO, plant after the four-state outbreak of E. coli O26 involving 18 illnesses and one death. FSIS associated the 66 tons of ground beef with the July 5-25 outbreak that, except for three cases, was centered on Florida. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) on Sept. 23 published the list of retailers that received the recalled product. It includes every Safeway, Meijer, and Sam’s Club, Target, Save Mart, etc. CDC said the outbreak now appears to be over, but it did not end before causing one death in Florida and causing kidney failure in another victim who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). The ground beef from the Cargill produced and packaged on June 21, were the subject of the Sept. 20 recall. A month earlier, on Aug. 23, Cargill recalled 12.64 tons of ground beef also produced at the Fort Morgan, CO, because of potential E. coli O157:H7 contamination. The reason for that earlier recall was presumptive positive tests for the E. coli. @ http://www.stopfoodborneillness.org/9-25-2018/" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">http://www.stopfoodborneillness.org/9-25-2018/
Update: Cargill’s 66 Tons of Beef Recalled for E. coli Contamination Went Everywhere

This post was originally published on this siteJust as the late, great Johnny Cash once sang about having traveled every road in the land, those 66 tons of ground beef recalled on Sept. 20 by Cargill Meat Solutions after a deadly E. coli O26 outbreak also went “everywhere” or pretty close to it. The U.S. …

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