November 15, 2019 — New Seasons Market recalled fresh in-house made ground beef, hamburgers, meatballs, and meatloaf after an outbreak of E. coli sickened 4 people.
The recalled items were sold between October 19 and October 23, 2019. They were made in the store and sold from meat counters and ‘Grab-and-Go’ cases at stores in Oregon, Washington, and California.
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is warning customers who bought ground beef between these dates to throw it away immediately.
OHA reported that 3 people fell ill in the Portland metro area. They all tested positive for the same strain of E. coli, which prompted health officials to investigate the source of the outbreak.
According to the recall notice posted on November 10:
“People who ate the product but did not get sick do not need to do anything. If you developed diarrhea after eating it, you should consult your health care provider and tell him or her about the exposure.”
After issuing the expanded recall, New Seasons Market reported that “presumptive tests show that some fresh ground beef sold is contaminated with E. Coli O157:H7.”
Most healthy adults can recover from an E. coli infection within a week, but some people develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), particularly young children and elderly adults. HUS can cause kidney damage and even death.
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