Meat Recall

Multi-State E. Coli Outbreak Traced Back to Massachusetts Slaughterhouse

Adams Farm Slaughterhouse in Athol, Massachusetts, has recalled beef, veal, and bison products

Adams Farm Slaughterhouse in Athol, Massachusetts, has issued a voluntary recall of select beef, veal, and bison products because of a possible E. coli contamination.

Seven people aged 1 to 74 from West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Massachusetts contracted E. coli (specifically the O157:H7 strain) between June 27 and Sept. 4, as a result of consuming the recalled products, CNN reported. None have died, but five have been hospitalized.

In the ongoing investigation of the outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Agriculture traced the outbreak back to the Adams Farm Slaughterhouse.

“We have narrowed down the point of contamination to two days in the middle of August and have been working with our farmer customers to ensure that none of that product is sold and for them to inform their customers,” Adams Farm announced.

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The USDA urges people to throw out the recalled meat or return the products to the place of purchase.