Where's the E. Coli? L.A. Company Recalls Over 377,000 Pounds of Ground Beef
No one has reported getting sick yet, but just to be safe, a Los Angeles meat company has announced a recall of several cases of their ground meat and ground meat products out of concern the meat is tainted with E. Coli bacteria.The ground beef, produced between September 7 and October 6, comes from Commercial Meat Company Incorporated. The following items are included in the recall:
* 5,10,15,20,30,40,50 and 60 lb. cases of bulk ground beef
* 5,10 and 20 lb. cases of ground beef patties
* 10,15,20,30,40 and 50 lb. cases of ground beef taco
* 5,10,15,20,25,30,40,50 and 60 lb. cases of ground beef chili
The beef is not likely to be in your fridge or freezer, however, since it was "shipped to restaurants in California and Nevada, as well as one Federal establishment in California for further processing," aka be turned into meals you're ordering off a menu. Mmm! E. Coli burgers!
Symptoms of an E. Coli infection usually appear within two to eight days of consumption of the tainted food, and include "bloody diarrhea and dehydration and possible kidney fail[u]re," notes the Pasadena Star-News.
"Individuals with these symptoms who recently ate ground beef or ground beef products should contact their doctor or regular health care provider," said County health head Jonathan E. Fielding.