E. Coli-Tainted Beef Recalled From Harlem To Hollywood

Memorial Day grillmasters from Harlem to Hollis beware: More than 62,000 pounds of beef have been recalled nationwide due to fears the meat could be contaminated with E. coli. So check those labels before serving up tainted patties this weekend reports our source.

Federal health officials announced Wednesday that Aurora Packing Company in Illinois had recalled raw beef products that were packaged April 19, 2019. The recalled products contain the establishment number “EST. 788” inside the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s mark of inspection.

There have been no reported cases of people falling sick, but federal health officials are urging consumers to check the labels.

The tainted beef includes cuts of

  • Steaks
  • Ribeyes
  • Ribs, and
  • Briskets

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A list of specific states where the products were shipped wasn’t immediately available. The USDA said the beef was distributed nationwide.

A random sample test uncovered the possible E. Coli contamination, the USDA said.
Anyone who bought the beef should throw it out or return it to the place of purchase.

Escherichia coli, abbreviated as E. coli, are bacteria found in the environment, food, and intestines of people and animals, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most strains are harmless but some can cause you to fall ill and experience diarrhea, urinary tract infections, respiratory illness, and pneumonia, among other symptoms.

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