A Georgia-based meat producer has issued a recall for over 100,000 pounds of ground beef that are believed to be contaminated with E. coli. K2D Foods, who does business as Colorado Premium Foods is issuing the recall for 113,424 pounds of meat that may contain the same strain of E. coli that are believed to be part of the same outbreak that has already spread to 10 states. Representatives for Colorado Premium Foods did not immediately return Red Tricycle’s request for comment.
In addition to the recall, the CDC has also issued a Food Safety Alert advising consumers and restaurants to stay clear of recalled products. The warning also reminds everyone about how to prepare food safety to avoid contamination. Keep reading to see what beef products are included in this round.
Recall Product Description: Ground Beef
The recall includes products sold as two 24-lb. vacuum-packed packages in cardboard boxes with “GROUND BEEF PUCK” and “Use Thru” dates of 4/14/19, 4/17/19, 4/20/19, 4/23/19, 4/28/19, and 4/30/19. The product has an establishment number “EST. 51308” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the boxes. These products were shipped to distributors in Ft. Orange, Fla. and Norcross, Ga. Recalled products were produced on March 26, March 29, April 2, April 5, April 10, and April 12, 2019.
Why It Was Recalled
The FDA issued the recall because of potential E. coli contamination that has sickened over 177 people so far, with 21 people needing to be hospitalized. No deaths have been reported as of now. Affected states include Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio and Virginia.
How to Tell if Your Ground Beef Is Part of the Recall
Check the use through dates and establishment numbers on your products before cooking and consuming. At this time, no single supplier, distributor or brand of beef has been officially connected to the outbreak.
What Parents Can Do
If you have any affected products, either throw them away or return to the place of purchase. Parents can also contact Ashley Barnes at Colorado Premium Foods at (970) 313-4400 with any questions.
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