Routine testing revealed the presence of E. coli in a sample of ground beef from more than a ton of boneless beef chuck product from Elkhorn Valley Packing, a Kansas-based meat packer, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday.
The USDA said the packer was voluntarily recalling the product, which totaled 3,436 pounds and was packed on Feb. 16 on shipped to distributors, retailers, restaurants, hotels, and other establishments in nine states:
- New Jersey
- New York
Shiga toxin producing E. coli detected
The strain of E. coli detected by USDA testing produces a Shiga toxin and is called STEC O103. People infected with this strain experience diarrhea and vomiting, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most people recover within a week. Antibiotics are not needed for treatment, but hydration and other supportive care are recommended, according to the CDC.
A full list of the product’s affected serial numbers was published by the USDA. There have no reports of illnesses related to the recall, the USDA said.
Customers were advised to throw the meat out or return it to the place of purchase. Customers with questions about the recall were encouraged to contact Elkhorn Valley Packing at 620-243-3308 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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