Approximately 62,112 pounds of raw beef products may be contaminated with E. coli 

Date: 
05/23/2019
Beware

Approximately 62,112 pounds of raw beef products from Aurora Packing Company, Inc., a North Aurora, IL, may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on Wed., May 22. 

FSIS is concerned that some of the products on this spreadsheet may be in institutional facility freezers. Institutions who have purchased these products are urged not to use them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. The raw beef products were packaged on April 19, 2019. 

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 788” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped nationwide for further distribution and processing. 

The problem was discovered during trace-back activities in response to random sample testing by FSIS. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. 

Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2–8 days (3–4 days, on average) after exposure the organism. While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). This condition can occur among persons of any age but is most common in children under 5-years old and older adults. It is marked by easy bruising, pallor and decreased urine output. Persons who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.

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