More Than 16,000 Pounds Of Ground Beef Recalled Over E Coli Concerns

By Jason Hall

May 2, 2024

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More than 16,000 pounds of ground beef produced by Cargill Meat Solutions and sold at Walmart stores nationwide have been recalled due to concerns of potential E. coli contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Wednesday (May 1).

"Cargill Meat Solutions, a Hazleton, Pa., establishment, is recalling approximately 16,243 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today," the recall states.

The recall includes the following beef items produced between April 26 and April 27:

  • 2.25-lbs. plastic-wrapped trays containing "93% LEAN 7% FAT ALL NATURAL LEAN GROUND BEEF" with lot code 117 and establishment number "EST. 86P" printed on the back of the label.
  • 1.33-lbs. plastic-wrapped trays containing four "PRIME RIB BEEF STEAK BURGERS PATTIES" with lot code 118 and establishment number "EST. 86P" printed on the back of the label.
  • 2.25-lbs. plastic-wrapped trays containing "85% LEAN 15% FAT ALL NATURAL ANGUS PREMIUM GROUND BEEF" with lot code 117 and establishment number "EST. 86P" printed on the back of the label.
  • 2.25-lbs. plastic-wrapped trays containing "80% LEAN 20% FAT ALL NATURAL GROUND BEEF CHUCK" with lot code 118 and establishment number "EST. 86P" printed on the back of the label.
  • 1.33-lbs. plastic-wrapped trays containing four "80% LEAN 20% FAT ALL NATURAL GROUND BEEF CHUCK PATTIES" with lot code 118 and establishment number "EST. 86P" printed on the back of the label.
  • 1.33-lbs. plastic-wrapped trays containing four "90% LEAN 10% FAT ALL NATURAL GROUND BEEF SIRLOIN PATTIES" with lot code 118 and establishment number "EST. 86P" printed on the back of the label.

All of the products subject to recall have the USDA mark of inspection featured on the front of the product label, as well as the establishment number "EST.86P" on the back of the product label and were shipped to Walmart retail locations across the United States. Cargill Meat Solutions reported the issue to the Food Safety and Inspection Service after it had identified that the previously segregated product was accidentally utilized in the production of ground beef.

There were no confirmed reports of consumption of the recalled products at the time of the recall announcement on Wednesday.

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