October 21, 2018

USDA Releases Distribution List in Cargill E. coli O26 Ground Beef Outbreak

The USDA has released the distribution list of where the ground beef in the deadly Cargill E. coli O26 outbreak was sold. That Cargill E. coli outbreak sickened 18 people in four states and killed one person in Florida. Six people were hospitalized, and one person developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure.

Cargill E. coli O26 Outbreak

UPDATED 8/27/18: The grocery stores and chain stores that probably sold the ground beef nationwide include Aldi stores in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin; FoodMaxx in California, Pak N Save in California, Meijer nationwide; Safeway/Albertson’s in California, Colorado, and Hawaii; Sam’s Club in North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia; Target stores nationwide; and Vons in California. ┬áIn addition, in California, Central Meat & Provision Co at 1603 National Avenue in San Diego, and Save Mart on 9999 Niblick Drive in Roseville may have sold the meat.

In Georgia, Foothills IGA Market in Marble Hill may have sold the meat. In Colorado, Graystone in Eckert may have carried it. In Kentucky, Sam’s Club in Nicholasville, Lexington, and Florence may have sold the ground beef. In Michigan, Aldi in Escanaba, Martin’s Supermarket in St. Joseph and Stevensville, and Village Market in Allegan and Decatur might have carried it. In Missouri, Food 4 Less in Jolin and Springfield are included. In New Mexico, Camicderia La Paloma in Las Cruces may have sold the beef.

In Ohio, Canal Fulton Provision at 2014 Locust Street in Canal Fulton may have carried the ground beef. In South Carolina, Sam’s Club in Myrtle Beach, Florence, and Rock Hill could have carried the recalled ground beef. In Tennessee, Sam’s Club in Johnson City is on the list. In Virginia, Jeb’s Market in Carrollton and Piggly Wiggly in Newport News could have sold the beef. And finally, in West Virginia, the Piggly Wiggly in Charleston, and the Sam’s Club in Vienna, Beckley, Clarksburg, and South Charleston may have sold the ground beef.

The original recall notice was for Publix ground chuck sold in Florida. The Cargill E. coli O26 outbreak was originally announced in that recall notice.

The USDA states that they have reason to believe those facilities received ground beef products recalled by Cargill Meat Solutions, but the list may not include all retail locations. In addition, these stores may have not received the product. Consumers should use the product specific information on the recall notice to identify the ground beef.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that this Cargill E. coli O26 outbreak is over. But it’s important for consumers to handle ground beef with care. There have been many food poisoning outbreaks linked to undercooked and raw ground beef over the last few years.

The symptoms of an E. coli infection include severe and painful stomach cramps, nausea, and diarrhea that is usually bloody or watery. The symptoms of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) included little or no urine output, easy bruising, pallor, and lethargy. Anyone experiencing those symptoms needs to see a doctor.

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If you or a loved one have been sickened with an E. coli O26 infection or HUS after eating recalled Cargill or Publix ground beef, please contact our experienced attorneys for help at 1-888-377-8900.

 

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