Positive Test Result for E. Coli Spurs Beef Recall
G&M Co., a meat corporation, is recalling more than 3,500 pounds of bulk beef cuts and trimmings due to sample, which tested positive for E. coli O157:H7.
About the G&M Beef Recall
According to Food Safety News, the recalled beef trimmings were produced by G&M Co. on June 8, 9 and 10. These products were then distributed to retailers in New Jersey and New York.
E. coli O157:H7, the foodborne pathogen found in the bulk beef cuts and trimmings, causes food poisoning. The National Center for Biotechnology Information note that the pathogen has the abilities to cause human disease, colonize the bovine gastrointestinal tract, and survive in the environment provided that E. coli O157:H7 is able to adapt to a wide variety of conditions.
The case of E. coli O157:H7 was identified June 14, 2016 after a FSIS Inspection Program Personnel conducted trace-back and trace-forward activities after the firm received a confirmation of the food pathogen from FSIS sampling and testing.
While most people can recover from this case of food poisoning within a duration of one week, some have more severe symptoms such as a hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) – a type of kidney failure. This condition can occur among any individual regardless of their age. However, it is most common in children under the age of five and older adults: Symptoms include: easy bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output.
If consumers have any questions regarding this recall, Jose Morale, plant manager is the direct point of contact. Morale can be reached at 973-621-7444.
Description of the Recalled Products
There is no distinct appearance of the bulk beef cuts and trimmings to indicate contamination.
Meat and other foods contaminated with the food pathogen may not look or smell bad.