The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a recall for several ground beef products due to possible E. coli contamination. The Interstate Meat Dist. products were sold at various Walmart, Kroger, WinCo Foods and Albertsons stores in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
The recall includes some 28,356 pounds of raw ground beef produced on December 20, 2021, the USDA’s Safety and Inspection Service said Thursday.
E. coli was detected in a sample of the raw ground beef that had been sent to a laboratory for microbiological analysis, according to the USDA.
Anyone who purchased these products should throw them out or return them to the place of purchase.
Symptoms of E. coli can include “dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2–8 days (3–4 days, on average) after exposure the organism,” the USDA said. While most recover from the illness, some may develop a potentially deadly type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome. Anyone who experiences easy bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output should seek medical help.
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SOURCE: CBS News, Sophie Reardon