A MEAT processor has issued an urgent warning to consumers over nearly 300,000 pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Greater Omaha Packing’s recall on Thursday.
Packages of the meat are understood to have been distributed in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Nebraska.
The beef products were intended to be used in packages of ground beef.
They were produced on July 13 and bear establishment number “EST. 960A” dentro da marca de inspeção do USDA.
A contaminação foi descoberta quando o FSIS coletou uma amostra de produto de rotina que confirmou a presença de E. coli, funcionários disseram.
Officials have said it is a “Classe I” lembrar.
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That means it is a “situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, consequências adversas para a saúde ou morte.”
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the products, according to a USDA news release.
E. coli, uma bactéria encontrada na matéria fecal, pode ser particularmente perigoso para bebês, crianças pequenas, os idosos e aqueles com sistema imunológico comprometido.