September 26, 2014 — Caviness Beef Packers, a Texas-based beef processing company, has issued a recall for about 23,100 pounds of beef trimmings that were sold to fast food restaurants and retail stores.
The beef trimmings may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, a dangerous strain that can cause severe food poisoning.
The recall affects the following products:
- Combo Bins containing “Beef Trimmings” — Produced on August 14 and August 20, 2014. Marked with establishment number “EST. 675” and “Beef Trimmings, BNLS” 90L and 84L.
Unfortunately, products that were sold at the consumer level may not be marked with the establishment number.
The recalled products did not actually test positive for E. coli, but they were produced immediately after products that did test positive. They were subsequently ground up and distributed to retailers.
The USDA Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) warns:
“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 (HUS).”
One of the most common and serious complications of E. coli is Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). It primarily injures children under five years old, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems. HUS can rapidly cause kidney failure, which produces symptoms like easy bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output.
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