Ground Beef Recalled for E. Coli Concern
More than 132,000 pounds of ground beef have been recalled for E. Coli concerns. The beef was sold locally at Sam's Club, Target and Meijer. It was sold Nationwide at a few other grocery chains.
The product that is under the recall is to blame for 17 illnesses and one death since mid-August. Each person diagnosed with E. Coli had consumed ground beef supplied from Cargill Meat Solutions.
If you are unsure if you may have some of the recalled meat, the USDA Mark of Inspection label has a code of "EST 86R" and a produced and packaged date of June 21.
You can see a full list of recalled products here.
Symptoms of E. Coli can occur one to ten days after exposure. Symptoms include dehydration, vomiting, or severe stomach cramps. The FDA is advising anyone with contaminated meat either throw it away or return it to the store for a refund.