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More Than 120,000 Pounds of Ground Beef Recalled

Updated: May 11

E. coli bacteria contamination fears

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Over 120,000 pounds of ground beef are being recalled over concerns that it might be contaminated with E. coli, according to federal health officials. US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a notice Monday, April 25, 2022: April 25, 2022 — Lakeside Refrigerated Services, a Swedesboro, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 120,872 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O103. The ground beef products were produced from February 1, 2022, through April 8, 2022. The complete list of products and product codes for the beef products that are subject to recall can be found here. Labels for the ground beef products can be found here. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 46841” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide. The beef was carried by brands including Thomas Farms, Nature’s Reserve and Marketside Butcher. Officials are concerned that consumers may have this product in their freezers. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. According to the Centers for Disease Control: Symptoms of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infection vary for each person, but often include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody), and vomiting. Some people may have a fever, which usually is not very high (less than 101˚F/38.5˚C). Most people get better within 5 to 7 days. Some infections are very mild, but others are severe or even life-threatening. Most people with a STEC infection start feeling sick 3 to 4 days after eating or drinking something that contains the bacteria. However, illnesses can start anywhere from 1 to 10 days after exposure. Contact your healthcare provider if you have diarrhea that lasts for more than 3 days or diarrhea that is accompanied by a fever higher than 102˚F, bloody diarrhea, or so much vomiting that you cannot keep liquids down and you pass very little urine. Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Lakeside Refrigerated Services at 800–493–9042 or customercare@lakesiderefrigerated.com.



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