Over six million pound of raw beef products were subjected to a nationwide recall due to possible Salmonella contamination.
JBS Tolleson, Inc. announced it is recalling approximately 6,912,875 pounds of raw beef products that may have become contaminated with Salmonella. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the Class I recall on Oct. 4.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture classifies a Class I recall as, “..a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”
The beef products, including ground beef, were packaged on dates between July 26, 2018 and Sept. 7, 2018. They have an establishment number “EST. 267” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The product list can be found here.
So far, there have been 57 reported illnesses in 16 states in connection with the JBS Tolleson beef. The brand names the products were sold under are Cedar River Farms Natural, Comnor Perfect Choice, Gourmet Burger, Grass Run Farms Natural, JBS Generic, Showcase and Showcase/Walmart.
FSIS first opened an investigation of Salmonella Newport on Sept. 5 after several people reported illness from consuming products linked to JBS. After a series of traceback investigations, FSIS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and both state and public health and agricultural partners determined JBS Tolleson, Inc. was the determined source of illness.
Consumption of Salmonella-contaminated foods causes Salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. The symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the food. Some people seek emergency medical treatment because their symptoms are so severe. This typically includes small children, elderly adults, or those with compromised immune systems.
As a common practice, FSIS is concerned consumers may have frozen the products and are unaware of the recall. That is why it’s important you or your loved ones double-check the product labeling on any frozen raw beef products you may have in your freezer.
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