Nearly 200,000 Pounds of Ground Beef Recalled in Latest E. Coli Contamination
All American Meats, Inc., a meat processing company in Omaha, Nebraska, has announced a recall of 167,427 pounds of ground beef that are believed to be contaminated by E. coli, the potentially deadly foodborne bacteria that can cause symptoms like dehydration, bloody diarrhea, and abdominal cramps.
E. coli bacteria has also been confirmed as the cause of at least 22 reported cases of food poisoning contracted from Chipotle restaurants in Washington State and Oregon over the weekend, though the two cases are not related. Chipotle closed 43 restaurants in the area as a result.
The recalled meat from All American Meats, however, has not been linked to any adverse reactions to date, the USDA confirmed in a statement.
Each of the recalled products was produced on October 16 and has a sell-by date of November 3, 2015. The products are labeled with “EST. 20420” inside the USDA mark of inspection, and the items were shipped to retailers nationwide. Some products may be frozen, and may be stored in consumers’ freezers. The USDA has urged consumers who may have purchased these products not to consume them, and to throw them away or return them to the place of purchase.