Frontiere Natural Meats of Denver is recalling 1,640 pounds of ground elk meat that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria. Consumers who have purchased this product should not eat it as they risk serious illness if they do.
Symptoms of an E. coli infection include abdominal cramps and diarrhea that is sometimes bloody. Some people can develop a form of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) which can be fatal. Those most at risk for HUS are young children and adults over 65. The condition can lead to serious kidney damage and even death.
The recalled ground elk was distributed to North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia retail stores. It was packed in one pound packages labeled “DK Natural Meats All Natural Ground Elk” with a “Use or Freeze By” of 4-27-15.
No illnesses were reported at the time of the recall.