Major Beef Recall Just in Time for Memorial Day Weekend
The USDA has announced the recall of more than 62,000 pounds of raw beef due to concerns over E. coli bacteria contamination. Some of the recalled meat was shipped to, and sold in Minnesota.
The recalled raw beef products were packaged by the Aurora packing Company in Aurora, Illinois on April 19th, have the establishment number "EST. 788" inside the USDA mark.
The USDA also urges you to check any raw meat in your freezer to make sure it's not included in this recall.
You can view the recalled labels HERE. Any recalled products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
From the USDA: E. coli is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2–8 days (3–4 days, on average) after exposure the organism. While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). This condition can occur among persons of any age but is most common in children under 5-years old and older adults. It is marked by easy bruising, pallor and decreased urine output. Persons who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.