by in E. Coli, Escherichia Coli (E. coli), Food Borne Illnesses, Ground Beef Recall

On November 1, 2015, All American Meats, Inc. issued a recall for about 167,427 pounds of ground beef products after concerns arose that it may be contaminated with E. coli. The Omaha, Nebraska company produced the recalled products on October 16, 2015. Recalled meats can be identified with the number “EST. 20420” inside the USDA sticker. The meat tested positive for E. coli contamination on October 30, 2015.

Products recalled include:

NameSell By DateCase Code
80 lb. boxes of 80% Lean, 20%

Fat Ground Beef

 

11/03/2015

 

62100

80 lb. boxes of 85% Lean, 27% Fat Ground Beef 

11/03/2015

 

60100

60 lb. boxes of 85% Lean, 15% Fat Ground Beef Round 

11/03/2015

 

68560

60 lb. boxes of 81% Lean, 19% Fat Ground Beef Chuck 

11/03/2015

 

68160

60 lb. boxes of 81% Lean, 19% Fat Ground Beef Chuck 

11/03/2015

 

63130

80 lb. boxes of 81% Lean, 19% Fat Ground Beef Chuck 

11/03/2015

 

63100

 

E. coli is a family of bacteria that live in the intestines of animals. Some strains of the bacteria can cause disease in humans. E. coli poisoning usually occurs after eating or drinking contaminated products. Symptoms of E. coli poisoning appear between 3 and 10 days after infection, and may include abdominal cramping, vomiting, and bloody diarrhea. E. coli infections can cause a very serious complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). HUS damages red blood cells, which in turn can cause kidney damage or failure. If you or a loved one begins to show the symptoms of E. coli poisoning, contact a medical professional.