July 17, 2024

Washington Beef Recalls Trim for E. coli

Washington Beef of Toppenish, Washington is recalling 1,620 pounds of boneless beef trim product that may be contaminated with  E. coli O157:H7. Companies that have received this product should not use it as it could cause serious illness.

The recalled boneless beef product, produced on Nov. 28, 2012, was packaged in 60 lb. bulk packs marled “TRIM 65/35 (FZN)”  with the establishment number “EST. 235” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The recalled product was shipped for further processing to a single grinding facility, then distributed to hotels, restaurants and institutional kitchens in Oregon and Washington.

The company discovered the problem during an internal records audit and had not received reports of illness at the time of the recall. However, E. coli O157:H7 can cause serious illness and death.

Symptoms of an E. coli infection include bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps  which usually set in between two and eight days after exposure. In some cases, especially in young children, a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) can develop. HUS causes seizure, stroke, coma and death. Signs include easy bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should  seek emergency medical care.




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