12 Million Pounds of Beef Recalled for Salmonella
By edhat staff
Check your refrigerator and freezer, 12 million pounds of beef have been recalled due to potential salmonella.
A massive ground beef recall was issued in October by the nation's largest beef processor, JBS USA. Now it has gotten even bigger.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports an additional 5.1 million-plus pounds have been recalled in addition the 6.9 million pounds recalled two months ago, for risk of contamination with salmonella newport, a strain of the bacteria that is a common cause of food poisoning.
The total 12.1 million pounds of raw beef products, including ground beef, were produced between July 26 and Sept. 7 by JBS USA at its JBS Tolleson, Inc., processing plant in Tolleson, Arizona.
The products have been distributed nationwide and include the brands Kroger, Cedar River Farms, Grass Run Farms and JBS generic.
As of November 15, 246 people to become sick in 25 states, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. No deaths have been reported, but 56 people have been hospitalized. In California specifically, 66 people have been reported ill.
The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) "is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers," the agency said in an update on its website. "These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase."