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Ground Beef E. coli Outbreak Spreads to 10 States, Affects Both Grocers & Restaurants

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Ground Beef packaged in clear wrap

Heads up!

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 156 people have been infected with E. coli O103 after eating ground beef at home and in restaurants. So far, the recall spans across 10 states, including Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and others listed on the CDC website.

At this time, no common supplier, distributor, or brand of ground beef has been identified. Of the people infected, 20 have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported.

ground beef weighed on a food scale

The CDC is not recommending that consumers avoid eating ground beef or that retailers stop serving or selling ground beef at this time. However, consumers and restaurants should handle ground beef safely and cook it thoroughly to avoid foodborne illness. For more information about how to handle ground beef safely, call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-674-6854.

Ground beef recall label showing when the product was packed

In addition, the U.S.D.A. Food Safety and Inspection Service announced on April 23rd that K2D Foods (also known as Colorado Premium Foods) is recalling approximately 113,424 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O103. These items were shipped to distributors in Port Orange, FL and Norcross, GA for further distribution to restaurants.

The raw ground beef items were produced on March 26th, March 29th, April 2nd, April 5th, April 10th, and April 12th, 2019 and include 48-lbs. of vacuum-packed beef in cardboard boxes containing raw “GROUND BEEF PUCK” with “Use Thru” dates of 4/14/19, 4/17/19, 4/20/19, 4/23/19, 4/28/19, and 4/30/19. The recalled products also bear establishment number “EST. 51308” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the boxes.

(Thanks, Breanna!)


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Comments 21

  1. Olga

    Poor animals killed for nothing.This is the reason why people should stop eating this crap and go veggie.

    • Brittany

      The same thing happened not too long ago with Romaine Lettuce 🤔

      • piper

        Exactly!

      • desireehall

        that was caused by the runoff from the animal farms……

    • Noorsii

      Here we go again. There are always outbreaks for fruits. Poor fruits then :/

    • Becky

      Animals were made for us to eat

      • Ash

        🤢🤢

      • Arthie Bui

        true but we should give them a happy life first…
        then what we eat that`s what we are…..

  2. Katie

    Is there any food that is safe anymore?

  3. Lee

    You do not have to toss the ground beef, just make sure you handle it properly and do not undercook it, which most people do anyway.

    • Heather

      Thank you for saying this-yes, you dont have to toss it! Just cook it! I cook everything to 180 degrees at my house- no germs surviving here! Hahaha

  4. ArmyBrat09165

    We don’t like chocolate. LOL

  5. Michelle

    Hip2Save Team,
    Did you mean to say in the post Port Orange, FL? I’m not seeing a Ft Orange, FL.

    • Liza (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks Michelle! I’ve updated the post. We had taken the info from the USDA’s website, but it looks like they’ve updated also.

  6. jen

    What’s safe? Cheetos….no e coli risk from eating Cheetos that I’ve seen. Just don’t eat the super spicy ones, you could get some nasty gastritis.

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