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Recall, Public Health Alert Issued for Possible E. Coli Contamination in Ground Beef

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The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service has warned against consumption of certain ground beef products due to possible E. Coli contamination.

Lakeside Refrigerated Services of Swedesboro, New Jersey, has recalled 120,872 pounds of ground beef made between Feb 1 and April 8 of this year that may have been contaminated with E. coli O103. The recalled brands include Thomas Farms, Nature’s Reserve, Tajima, Weis, among others. Click here for the list of labels in question. There have been no reports of illness relating to this recall.

In a more recent announcement, FSIS issued a public health alert for E. coli O26-contaminated ground beef products produced between December 16 and 17 of last year. A recall was not issued, as these products can no longer be purchased. Various ground beef products distributed to warehouses in Oregon and Washington are the subject of the alert, including products from Laura’s Lean and Kroger. Click here for a full list of affected products. A confirmed illness has been reported after consuming one of these products.

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