Over 120,000 pounds of ground beef being worked on remember Because of concerns it might be contaminated with the E. coli bacteria, according to federal health officials.
The New Jersey-based Lakeside Refrigerated Services recall covers approximately 120,872 pounds of ground beef products produced between February 1, 2022 through April 8, 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
The affected products were shipped nationwide, according to the recall.
Returned products can be identified by the establishment number “EST. 46841” located inside the USDA inspection mark. FSIS also published a list of Affected product labels to help consumers.
Administrators first identified the problem during routine testing. However, there have been no confirmed reports of illnesses or “adverse reactions” related to the consumption of affected products so far.
However, the agency remains concerned that the recalled product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers.
According to officials, people can get sick from Shiga toxin-producing E. coli two to eight days after ingesting it. Most people infected with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli can develop symptoms such as bloody diarrhea and vomiting and can recover after a week.
However, some people can develop a more severe form including hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure, according to the FSIS.
The agency added that children under the age of five, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are most at risk of developing acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HUS).