Ground Beef Recall for Possible Salmonella
Cargill Meat Solutions has issued an immediate recall of almost 30,000 pounds of ground beef on fears that it might be contaminated with salmonella enteritidis. According to a CNN report, the Food Safety and Inspection Service, an arm of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, became aware of the potential problem during an ongoing investigation of an outbreak involving 33 patients in seven Northeast states, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
According to CNN: “The recall includes 14 pound chub packages of ‘Grnd Beef Fine 85/15′ and bears the establishment number ‘EST. 9400′ inside the USDA mark of inspection. The meat was produced on May 25, 2012, and shipped to centers in Connecticut, Maine and New York for further distribution. The products are no longer available for purchase and the use-by date has passed, but the agency expressed concerns that the meat may still be present in consumers’ freezers.”
Consumers with questions should review the company’s recall information or call Cargill’s consumer relations line: 888-812-1646.
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