Walmart Ground Beef Recall Thanks to ‘Health Hazard Situation’

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Almost 43,000 pounds of ground beef are being recalled, which includes packages sold at Walmart stores. This is thanks to a possible E. coli contamination.

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Ground Beef Recalled at Walmart Stores

A possible E. coli contamination has caused a recall of nearly 43,000 pounds of ground beef. This includes packages sold at Walmart grocery stores. The Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall late Saturday.

The recall includes select packages of ground beef produced on June 1. The products were sold under many brand names, including Marketside Butcher and Thomas Farms. Experts suspect the meat contamination stems from Escherichia coli O157-H7.

The meat has an establishment number “EST. 46841” inside the USDA mark of inspection. This is according to the recall notice. The ground beef products ended up in retail locations nationwide, which includes the Marketside Butcher brand, sold at Walmart.

As a result, the USDA classified the recall as a “Class I.” This defines it as a “health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”

Routine testing highlighted the problem. However, there have been no confirmed reports of “adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.”

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Affected Products Involved in Meat Recall Include:

  • 1-pound packages containing “Marketside Butcher Organic Grass-Fed Ground Beef” and “a use or freeze by date of 07/01/20 and lot code P-53298-82.”
  • 1-pound packages containing four quarter-pound pieces of “Marketside Butcher Organic Grass-Fed Ground Beef Patties” and “a use or freeze by date of June 27, 2020, and lot code P-53934-28.”
  • 3-pound packages containing three 1-pound pieces of “Marketside Butcher Organic Grass-Fed Ground Beef 93% Lean / 7% Fat” and “a use or freeze by date of 07/01/20 and lot code P53929-70.”
  • 1-pound tray packages containing 4 quarter-pound pieces of “Thomas Farms Grass-Fed Ground Beef Patties 85% Lean / 15% FAT” and “a use or freeze by date of 06/25/20 and lot code P53944-10.”
  • 4-pound tray packages containing 10 quarter-pound pieces of “Thomas Farms Grass-Fed Ground Beef Patties 80% Lean / 20% Fat” and “a use or freeze by date of 06/25/20 and lot code P53937-45.”
  • 1-pound vacuum packages containing 4 quarter-pound pieces of “Thomas Farms Grass-Fed Ground Beef Patties 85% Lean / 15% Fat” and “a use or freeze by date of 06/27/20 and lot code P53935-25.”
  • 1-pound vacuum packages containing “Value Pack Fresh Ground Beef 76% Lean / 24% Fat” and “a use or freeze by date of 07/01/20 and lot code P53930-18.”

Feeling sick from eating possibly contaminated meat? Make use of online doctors appointments while the coronavirus pandemic continues.

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