Tyson Recalls Ground Beef for E. Coli
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.