Meatpacker recalls ground beef after E. coli death

Marco Green
September 22, 2018

A Colorado meatpacker is recalling more than 132,000 pounds (60,000 kilograms) of ground beef after a suspected E. coli outbreak killed one person and sickened 17, officials said.

The beef products were shipped from Cargill to retail locations across the United States, including Publix, which has recalled the products, and can be identified by the establishment number "EST. 86R" printed inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide, one of which is Publix.

Over 66 tons of ground beef has been recalled due to the possibility of an E. coli contamination. People should check whatever ground beef they've purchased in recent months to make sure it's not part of the recall. It urged customers to throw away the meat or return it to its place of purchase.

10-lb. chubs of "EXCEL 93/7 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF" with "Use/Frz".

That recall involved 10-pound chubs of Excel 93/7 fine grind ground beef with a "Use/Frz".

11 and case code 90028749003536.

Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749402773. By Jul 11 and case code 00228749702416. Hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure, is common with E. coli O26, says FSIS; symptoms for this include easy bruising, pallor and decreased urine output. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749073935.

11 and case code 00228749003568.

"GRIND" with a Use/Frz.

11 and case codes 00228749089098 and90028749002751. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749802405.

Cargill Meat Solutions sent this recalled beef to meat companies such as Certified Angus Beef, Fire River Farms, Sterling Silver, Excel and Our Certified, sold in 3-pound, 10-pound and 20-pound chubs.

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