More US beef recalled due to salmonella fears

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – JBS Tolleson, Inc., a Tolleson, Ariz. company, is recalling 12,093,271 pounds of non-intact raw beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Tuesday.

The raw, non-intact beef items, including ground beef, were packaged on various dates from July 26, 2018 to Sept. 7, 2018. The following products are subject to recall (Product Labels).

The products subject to recall have the USDA inspection number “EST. 267.” These items were shipped to retail locations and institutions nationwide.

An investigation identified 246 confirmed illness cases from 25 states with onset dates ranging from August 5, 2018, to October 16, 2018.

Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment. In some persons, however, diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized.

Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider.

Food safety officials are concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. Officials say these products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

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