Ground Beef Recall, Meat Distributed Nationwide
Cargill Meat Solutions, in Colorado, is recalling more than 130,000 pounds of ground beef products. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service says the ground meat was made from the chuck portion of the carcass that may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O26.
From the USDA:
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 86R” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
Three, ten, and twenty pound chubs of Excel, Sterling Silver, and Certified Angus beef are included in the recall. Click HERE for specifics.
Here's what can happen if you eat it, according to the USDA:
Most people infected with STEC O26 develop diarrhea (often bloody) and vomiting. Some illnesses last longer and can be more severe. Infection is usually diagnosed by testing of a stool sample. Vigorous rehydration and other supportive care is the usual treatment; antibiotic treatment is generally not recommended. Most people recover within a week, but rarely, some develop a more severe infection. Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure, is common with STEC O26 infection. HUS can occur in people of any age but is most common in children under 5 years old, older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. It is marked by easy bruising, pallor and decreased urine output. Persons who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.