Recalled Ground Beef Sold In Wisconsin Poses 'Potentially Deadly' Risk

By Sarah Tate

May 7, 2024

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Packages of ground beef have been recalled across the country after it was determined the products pose a "potentially deadly" risk.

Pennsylvania-based Cargill Meat Solutions issued a recall of more than 16,000 pounds of raw ground beef products that were shipped to Walmart retail locations nationwide due to the possibility of contamination with E. coli O157:H7, according to a release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Each of the recalled products were produced on April 26 and 27 and feature the establishment number "EST. 86P" that can be found printed on the back of the product label and have the USDA mark of inspection on the front of the label.

These are the products included in the recall:

  • 2.25-lbs. plastic-wrapped trays containing "93% LEAN 7% FAT ALL NATURAL LEAN GROUND BEEF" (lot code 117)
  • 1.33-lbs. plastic-wrapped trays containing four "PRIME RIB BEEF STEAK BURGERS PATTIES" (lot code 118)
  • 2.25-lbs. plastic-wrapped trays containing "85% LEAN 15% FAT ALL NATURAL ANGUS PREMIUM GROUND BEEF' (lot code 117)
  • 2.25-lbs. plastic-wrapped trays containing "80% LEAN 20% FAT ALL NATURAL GROUND BEEF CHUCK" (lot code 118)
  • 1.33-lbs. plastic-wrapped trays containing four "80% LEAN 20% FAT ALL NATURAL GROUND BEEF CHUCK PATTIES" (lot code 118)
  • 1.33-lbs. plastic-wrapped trays containing four "90% LEAN 10% FAT ALL NATURAL GROUND BEEF SIRLOIN PATTIES" (lot code 118)

E. coli is described as a "potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal craps 2-8 days (3-4 days, on average) after exposure [to] the organism." The USDA states that while most people will recover within a week, some individuals, like children under 5 or the elderly, could experience more severe symptoms or develop hemolytic uremic syndrome kidney failure.

Anyone who has purchased these products is urged not to consumer them and to either throw them out or return them to the place of purchase. As of May 1, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions from consuming the products.

For more information about the recall, visit USDA.gov.

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