April 19, 2021 — JBS USA Food Company has recalled around 4,860 pounds of raw, frozen boneless beef from Australia that was imported to the U.S.
JBS recalled the beef after it tested positive for E. coli O157:H7, which is a strain of E. coli
that can cause severe food poisoning. No illnesses were reported as of April 16.
The Australian beef products were sold in 60-pound cardboard boxes to distributors and further processors in New York and Pennsylvania.
The boxes were labeled as “95CL BONELESS BEEF PRODUCT OF AUSTRALIA” with “PACKED ON: 02-SEP-20” and Australian “EST. 4” on the packaging label.
The USDA Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) warned that some of this Australian beef product may be frozen and in cold storage.
The most common symptoms of an infection with E. coli O157:H7 include vomiting, dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps that begin within 3 to 4 days, on average.
While most healthy adults recover from an E. coli infection, some develop a life-threatening type of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS).
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