130,000 pounds of ground beef recalled due to possible E. Coli contamination

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FORT MORGAN, CO (WCMH) — The USDA has announced a recall more than 60 tons of ground beef due to possible E. coli contamination after one person died and several others became sick.

According to the USDA, Cargill Meat Solutions is recalling approximately 132,606 pounds of ground beef products because of the possible contamination. 

The CDC says one person died and 17 others became sick due to contamination from the raw ground beef.

The products recalled include:

  • 3-lb. chubs of “OUR CERTIFIED 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a USE OR FREEZE BY JUL/11/18 and case code 00228749057646. 
  •  3-lb. chubs of “OUR CERTIFIED 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a USE OR FREEZE BY JUL/11/18 and case code 00228749002653. 
  •  10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 00228749089098. 
  •  10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749002751. 
  •  10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 81/19 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749003536. 
  •  10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 00228749003568. 
  •  10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749402773. 
  •  20-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 81/19 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF COMBO” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749073935. 
  •  10-lb. chubs of “Sterling Silver CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 00228749702416. 
  •  10-lb. chubs of “CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749802405. 
  •  10-lb. chubs of “CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 with case code 00228749802413. 
  •  10-lb. chubs of “Fire River Farms CLASSIC GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a USE/FREEZE BY: 07/11/2018 with case code 90734730297241.
     

The recalled products have establishment number “EST. 86R” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

Most people infected with this version of E. coli develop diarrhea (often bloody) and vomiting. Some illnesses last longer and can be more severe, according to the USDA. Most people recover within a week, but rarely, some develop a more severe infection.

The USDA advises all consumers to safely prepare their raw meat products, including fresh and frozen, and only consume ground beef that has been cooked to a temperature of 160°F.

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