Recall issued for 1.8 Million Pounds of Beef
The United States Department of Agriculture along with the Wolverine Packing Company has recently recalled 1.8 million pounds of beef.
About the Beef Recall
According to Masslive, the recall was ordered after a Massachusetts resident, along with five residents of Michigan, four from Ohio, and one resident of Missouri became ill with E. coli.
The E. coli bacteria can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps after exposure to the organism. Some can even develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome, which is most common in children under 5 years of age and older adults.
Consumers who experience these symptoms should seek immediate medical attention. The recommended cooking temperature for ground beef is 160 degrees, this high temperature should kill any harmful bacteria in the beef.
Description of Recalled Beef
- The beef recalled was packaged between March 31, 2014 and April 18, 2014.
- The beef was distributed for use in restaurants in Ohio, Michigan, Missouri, and Massachusetts.
- None of the beef was ever distributed to the Department of Defense, the National School Lunch program, or for catalog or internet sales.
- The recalled beef will be marked with the code, “EST. 2574B.”
- The production date code will be in the format “Packing No’s: MM DD 14.”
- The production date code numbers will be between 03 31 14 and 04 18 14.