February 27, 2024

Scanga Meat Ground Beef Recalled For Possible E. coli O103

Scanga Meat Ground Beef is being recalled for possible E. coli O103 contamination. No confirmed reports of illness have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalling firm is Scanga Meat Company of Salida, Colorado. About 563 pounds of this ground beef are included in this recall. They were produced on December 11, 2023. The recalled products include: 6 pound plastic tubes containing “It’s a treat to eat Scanga Meat OUR REGULAR GROUND BEEF” and may have lot code 3345 represented on the label. 6 pound plastic tubes containing “It’s a treat to eat Scanga Meat OUR X-L GROUND BEEF” that may have lot code 3345 on the label. 1 pound plastic chubs containing “SCANGA MEAT HAMBURGER” and may have lot code 3345 stamped on the … [Read more...]

American Foods Ground Beef Recalled For Possible E. coli O103

American Foods ground beef is being recalled for possible E. coli O103 contamination. This is a Shiga toxin-producing strain of E. coli (STEC). No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of this item. The recalling firm is American Foods Group, doing business as Green Bay Dressed Beef of Green Bay, Wisconsin. About 58,281 pounds of ground beef are included in this recall. The product was produced on August 14, 2023. The recalled items are: Approximately 80 pound cases containing 10 pound plastic tubes (chubs) of "90050 BEEF FINE GROUND 81/19" with the lot code D123226026 on the label. Approximately 80 pound cases that contain 10 pound plastic tubes (chubs) of "20473 BEEF HALAL FINE GROUND 73/27" with the lot code D123226027 … [Read more...]

Elkhorn Valley Pride Angus Beef Recalled For E. coli O103

Elkhorn Valley Pride Angus Beef is being recalled because it may be contaminated with E. coli O103, one of the Big Six non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) bacteria. About 3,436 pounds of boneless beef chuck products are included in this recall. There have been no confirmed reports of illness received by the company to date due to the consumption of this product. The recalling firm is Elkhorn Valley Packing of Harper, Kansas. The boneless beef chuck was packed on February 16, 2023. The recalled item is various weights corrugated boxes containing Elkhorn Valley Pride Angus Beef 61226 Beef Chuck 2PC BNLS; packed on 2/16/23. You can see the complete list of serial numbers and box count numbers for the product at this USDA page. The beef has the establishment number EST. … [Read more...]

USDA Starts Testing Ground Beef For Big Six E. coli Strains, O157

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has started testing ground beef, bench trim, and other raw ground beef components for Shiga toxin-producing E. coli strains (STEC) that are adulterants. They include the "Big Six" O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, and O145 as well as O157. The testing started on February 1, 2023. This new program was announced in the Federal Register on June 4, 2020. Before this new program, the government only tested beef manufacturing trimmings for the Big Six and O157:H7. Otherwise, all raw beef products are tested for E. coli O157:H7 and Salmonella bacteria. FSIS has also started testing for the non-O157 STEC in ground beef samples collected at retail stores and in samples of imported raw beef products. Any positive results will be subject to … [Read more...]

Frank’s Butcher Shop Ground Beef Alert For Possible E. coli O103

Public health alert issued for Frank's Butcher Shop Ground Beef for possible E. coli O103 contamination. That strain of E. coli is one of the Big Six Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli bacteria that the government identified as harmful to human health. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption  of this item. The recalling firm is Frank's Butcher Shop. The recalled raw ground beef items were produced on October 4, 2022. It is 1 pound plastic vacuum-sealed packages containing Franks' Butcher Shop Ground Beef with packed on dates of 10-07-2022 and 10-09-2022 on the label. The establishment has a retail store in Hudson, Wyoming and sold this product directly to consumers. FBS Hudson is attempting to contact consumers who may have … [Read more...]

Ground Beef Recalled For Possible E. coli O13 Contamination

Ground beef recalled for possible E. coli O103 contamination has been sold at retail locations nationwide. The ground beef was sold under various brand names. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these products. The recalling firm is Lakeside Refrigerated Services of Swedesboro, New Jersey. The 120,872 pounds of ground beef products were produced from February 1, 2022 though April 8, 2022. You can see the complete list of recalled products at the USDA web site, along with the lot number, package size, and product type. Some of the brand names of the recalled ground beef products include Thomas Farms, Naturally Better, Nature's Reserve, Marketside Butcher, and Weis, among others. Some of the beef does not have a brand name. The products … [Read more...]

Top 10 Multistate Food Poisoning Outbreaks For 2019

These top 10 multistate food poisoning outbreaks for 2019 sickened thousands of people, hospitalized hundreds, and killed some people. They ranged from multiple cyclospora outbreaks to outbreaks linked to ground beef, turkey and chicken, pig ear dog treats, and romaine lettuce. Many lawsuits were filed in response to these outbreaks. Cyclospora Outbreaks. This collection of individual and multistate outbreaks sickened more than 2400 people in 2019. This number represents a substantial increase over the cyclospora outbreaks in 2017 and 2018. JBS Tolleson ground beef Salmonella Newport outbreak. This outbreak sickened more than 400 people and hospitalized 117. Several recalls were issued, since the ground beef was sold under many different brand names. Raw Turkey Salmonella … [Read more...]

CDC Weighs In On Bison Burgers E. coli O103 and O121 Outbreak

An E. coli O103 and O121 outbreak linked to Northfork Bison ground bison and Bison Burgers/Buffalo Burgers has sickened at least 21 people in 7 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These products are imported from Canada. The case count by state is: Connecticut (1), Florida (4), Michigan (1), Missouri (1), New Jersey (2), New York (9), and Pennsylvania (3). Eight people have been hospitalized. No cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure, have been reported. Illness onset dates range from March 18 to June 18, 2019. The patient age range is from 6 to 79 years. Six people are sick with E. coli O103, 13 are sick with E. coli O121, and 2 people are sick with both of these pathogens. Epidemiologic and traceback information … [Read more...]

Ground Beef E. coli 0103 Outbreak Ends With 209 Sick

The ground beef E. coli O103 outbreak has ended with 209 people sick in 10 states and 29 hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Two people developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure. The outbreak notice states that ill people in this outbreak ate ground beef from many sources. No single source of contamination was identified. But two processors did recall ground beef that may have been contaminated with E. coli O103. The case count  by state is: Florida (5), Georgia (51), Illinois (1), Indiana (1), Kentucky (76), Minnesota (1), Mississippi (1), Ohio (12), Tennessee (59), and Virginia (2). Illness onset dates range from March 1, 2019 to May 1, 2019. The patient age range was less than 1 year to 84 years. Two … [Read more...]

Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee Hardest Hit in Ground Beef E. coli O103 Outbreak

The states that have been the hardest hit in the ground beef E. coli O103 outbreak are Georgia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Those states combined have 173 of the 196 people sickened in this outbreak. The outbreak does seem to be slowing down, according to the epidemiological Date of Illness Onset chart. Most cases were diagnosed in mid-March 2019, and have trailed off since then. But even though two companies have recalled raw ground beef products, the outbreak continues to grow. According to the epi chart, there could be as many as 50 more cases in this outbreak before it ends. States are investigating more illnesses that may be part of this outbreak. This outbreak actually begin in Kentucky, when public health officials there noticed a spike in E. coli cases. At first, … [Read more...]

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