Wellness

167,427 Pounds Of Meat Recalled Due To E.Coli Risk

The products were shipped nationwide.

Some 167,427 pounds of ground beef has been recalled due to possible contamination with E. coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Monday.

The risky products, which were shipped to retail locations nationwide from Omaha-based All American Meats, Inc., were made on Oct. 16 but were only discovered to be possibly contaminated on Oct. 30. All of the items are marked with a "sell by" date of Nov. 3.

Below is a list of the products subject to recall, according to FSIS:

  • 80-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef 80% Lean 20% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 62100.
  • 80-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef 73% Lean 27% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 60100.
  • 60-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef Round 85% Lean 15% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 68560.
  • 60-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef Chuck 81% Lean 19% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 68160.
  • 60-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef Chuck 81% Lean 19% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 63130.
  • 80-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef Chuck 81% Lean 19% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 63100.

No illnesses have been reported in relation to the beef, according to the FSIS report.

E. coli is a type of bacteria that lives in the intestines of humans and animals. While most strains are harmless, some can cause dehydration, diarrhea and abdominal cramps, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those who are infected tend to recover within a week, but complications can happen -- most notably, in extreme cases, a condition called hemolytic uremic syndrome that can lead to kidney failure. Young children under the age of five, older adults and people with weak immune systems are most at risk for more serious infections.

If you have purchased one of the listed products, FSIS urges you to dispose of it or return it to the retailer. Be sure to check your freezer for the product. You can direct questions about the recall to Shawn Buchanan at (402) 734-6901.

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