The USDA recalled more than 60,000 pounds of raw beef from the Aurora Packing Company, Inc. in North Aurora, Illinois, because the meat may be contaminated with E. Coli.
The meat was packaged on April 19 and then shipped nationwide for further packaging and distribution, according to the USDA recall.
The recalled products have “EST. 788” inside the USDA mark of inspection. A full list of affected labels can be found here.
The company did not return a request for comment.
The E. coli bacteria was found as part of a normal random check by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Anyone who ate the contaminated meat and is experiencing adverse health effects should see a health care provider, according to the statement. An E. coli O157:H7 infection is a potentially life threatening illness. Illnesses include dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2 to 8 days after exposure to the meat. The USDA suggested people check their freezers to ensure any freezed meats are not part of the recall.
For more information, people can ask questions through askkaren.gov 24 hours a day or call the Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline or report a complaint here. Or they can call Aurora Packing Company, INc. at 630-897-0551.
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