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Tyson Recalls Ground Beef for E. Coli

Victoria Burguess1 year ago

As of June 3, 2015, Tyson Fresh Meats of Dakota City, NE has issued a recall on Tyson Fresh Meats’ lean ground beef after suspicion that there may be traces of E. Coli O157:H7 contamination.

Details of the Tyson Meat Recall

Information below was provided by the USDA and Food Safety News

  • The recall involves Tyson Fresh Meats 5lb. chubs of ‘80% lean ground beef.’  
  • The recall has the establishment number, “EST. 245C” underneath the USDA inspection mark.
  • It is labeled ‘best before or freeze by:’ June 5, 2015.
  • The beef was only shipped to New York.
  • The FDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service discovered the issue during sampling, although there has been no reports received thus far.
  • It is advised to cook meat all the way through at 160 degrees in order to kill any bacteria and use a food thermometer to ensure the temperature internally.

About E. coli O157:H7

  • E. Coli is a potentially deadly bacterium.
  • Infection can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea, and abdominal cramps for 2-8 days.
  • More severe cases include hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a kind of kidney failure most prominent in children under 5 or the elderly. This condition is commonly detected by easy bruising, less urine output, and pallor.

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