Tyson Ground Beef Sold in Some Texas Stores Recalled For E. Coli Contamination
Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 28-Sep-2011
Ground beef manufactured by Tyson and shipped to Kroger grocery stores in Texas are among some of the 131,300 pounds of beef being recalled by the meat manufacturing giant, due to e. coli contamination.
One instance of illness caused by the tainted ground beef has already been reported in Butler County, Ohio, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Shoppers should be wary of 3-pound packages of ground beef, labeled generically. Packaging may note the meat as “73 percent lean – 23 percent fat.”
The tainted ground beef is from a Tyson manufacturing plant in Kansas, where it tested positive for e. coli.
Kidney failure, dehydration and bloody diarrhea are just some of the symptoms and complications consumers may experience if e. coli contaminated food is consumed. Elderly, young kids and people with particularly weak immune systems are especially at risk for experiencing severe illness as a result of consuming e. coli contaminated foods.
In order to protect oneself from dangers of serious e. coli related illness or injury, the USDA recommends that meat must be thoroughly cooked to an internal temperature of 160 degrees and checked with a food safe thermometer.
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