Several ground beef products shipped nationwide were recalled over E. coli concerns

DORAL, FL – Nearly 43K of ground beef products shipped nationwide were recalled over E.coli concerns by the New Jersey company Lakeside Refrigerated Services. 

According to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, the recalled products were produced on June 1 and have the establishment number “EST. 46841” inside the USDA mark of inspection, as reported by CBSMiami/CNN. 

If you want to make sure such products are not in your refrigerator or freezer currently, read the following list with the products recalled. If you find any reference at your house, as per recommendation of the FSIS, throw it away or return it to the respective grocery shopping store. 

The recalled products include the following:

1-pound packages containing “Value Pack Fresh Ground Beef 76% Lean / 24% Fat” with a use or freeze by date of 07/01/20 and lot code P53930-18

1-pound packages of “Marketside Butcher Organic Grass-Fed Ground Beef” with a use or freeze by date of 07/01/20 and lot code P-53298-82

1-pound packages containing four quarter-pound pieces of “Marketside Butcher Organic Grass-Fed Ground Beef Patties” with use or freeze by date of June 27, 2020 and lot code P-53934-2

3-pound packages containing three 1-pound pieces of “Marketside Butcher Organic Grass-Fed Ground Beef 93% Lean/7% Fat” with a use or freeze by date of 07/01/20 and lot code P53929-70

1-pound tray packages containing four quarter-pound pieces of “Thomas Farms Grass-Fed Ground Beef Patties 85% Lean/ 15% Fat” with a use or freeze by date of 06/25/20 and lot code P53944-10

4-pound tray packages containing 10 quarter-pound pieces of “Thomas Farms Grass-Fed Ground Beef Patties 80% Lean/20% Fat” with a use or freeze by date of 06/25/20 and lot code P53937-45

1-pound packages containing 4 quarter-pound pieces of “”Thomas Farms Grass-Fed Ground Beef Patties 85% Lean /15% Fat” with a use or freeze by date of 06/27/20 and lot code P53935-25.

There are different kinds of E.coli although according to the CBS Miami report, The most commonly found STEC in the United States is E. coli O157:H7.

“E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2-8 days (3-4 days, on average) after exposure the organism…While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome.”

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