12 million pounds of beef recalled on salmonella concerns

Marco Green
December 4, 2018

The tonnage in JBS Tolleson's gargantuan beef recall in connection with a 25-state salmonella outbreak has increased by over five million pounds to 12,093,271, the USDA announced early Tuesday.

The recalled beef products may be contaminated with salmonella, and this expansion doubles the previous amount recalled.

The full list of recalled products is available online. The FSIS has also provided images of the product labels.

Consumption of products contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis.

The USDA says after the initial recall in October, investigators found 246 other confirmed illnesses from 26 states in the date range given above. An additional 16 case-patients have provided receipts or shopper card numbers for the product traceback investigations. They usually last between four to seven days.

While most individuals who contract salmonella recover without treatment, the bacteria is particularly risky in children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems. Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said Tuesday the Arizona company is recalling approximately 12,093,271 pounds of raw non-intact raw beef products, including ground beef, that may be contaminated with a strain of salmonella.

The USDA inspection mark on the packaging of the recalled products contains the establishment number "EST".

FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers' freezers.

Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention.

Consumers should discard or return any recalled beef. Other cuts of beef should be cooked to a temperature of 145 °F and allowed to rest for at least 3 minutes.

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