September 27, 2016 — Adams Farm Slaughterhouse has recalled beef, veal, and bison products after 7 people were infected with E. coli in four states.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported illnesses in Connecticut (2), Massachusetts (3), Pennsylvania (1), and West Virginia (1).
Five victims were hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. Illness onset dates range from June 27 to September 4.
All five victims who were interviewed reported eating ground beef in the week prior to their illness. Investigators traced the beef to Adams Farm Slaughterhouse of Athol, Massachusetts.
The products were shipped to farmer’s markets, grocery stores, and restaurants in Massacusetts, Connecticut, and eastern New York. They may have also been shipped to neighboring states.
The recall includes several lots and cuts of meat that were packed between July 21 and September 22. They are marked with establishment number EST. 5497 inside the USDA mark of inspection. Click here for a full list of recalled products.
The outbreak strain is E. coli O157:H7, which produces Shiga-toxin and often causes severe dehydration, bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and vomiting. Around 5-10% of infections cause Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure. The CDC said none of the outbreak victims developed HUS.
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