Cargill recalls about
132,000 lbs of beef products over possible contamination
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[September 20, 2018]
(Reuters) - Cargill Meat Solutions is
recalling about 132,000 pounds of ground beef products that may have
been contaminated with E.Coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said
Cargill's ground beef had been identified in an August investigation
into an E.Coli outbreak which had resulted in 17 illnesses and one
death, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said in
Publix Super Markets had announced a recall of some beef products on
Aug. 30. The investigation indicated that the case-patients consumed
ground beef products purchased at various retail stores that were
supplied by Cargill Meat Solutions, according to the FSIS.
The recalled beef products carry an "EST. 86R" label inside the USDA
mark of inspection, and were produced and packaged on June 21.
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FSIS expressed concern over some product being frozen and remaining
in freezers, and urged consumers to throw away the meat or return it
to its place of purchase.Cargill Meat Solutions, a division of
Cargill Inc, had in August recalled more than 25,000 pounds of
ground beef over an E.Coli contamination.
(Reporting by Manas Mishra in Bengaluru; Editing by Sunil Nair)
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