Beef Products Recalled Due to Possible Contamination
The United States of Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a recall of a possible E.Coli contamination on several ground beef products sold at Walmart.
Over 49,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled.
These products include:
- 1 lb. vacuum packages containing "Value Pack Fresh Ground Beef 76% Lean/26% Fat" and use a freeze date of July 1st, 2020.
- 1 lb. packages of Market Side Ground Beef Patties, with a use or freeze date by June 27th, 2020.
- 1 lb. packages of Market Side Ground Beef, with a use or freeze date by July 1st, 2020.
- 3 lb. packages, containing three 1 lb. packages of Market Side Ground Beef 93% Lean/7% Fat, with a use or freeze date of July 1st, 2020.
- Thomas Farm's ground beef patty packages in 1 lb. and 4 lb. packages.
There are several products for Market Side and Thomas Farms with different freeze dates and we will link to those on the USDA website for more details.
The problem were discovered during FSIS testing and there haven't been any confirmed reports of adverse reactions to consuming the meat.
If you are concerned about an illness please contact a health provider. E.Coli is a potentially deadly bacteria. It can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea, and abdominal cramps for several days.
The USDA and FSIS urge people who have purchased this products recently to either throw them out or go to the store where they purchased them and return them.
The USDA also reminds folks to cook raw meat products, fresh or frozen, to appropriate temperatures. Ground beef should be cooked to 160 degrees internally to kill harmful bacteria.
For more details on the ground beef recall, check out the USDA.