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FDA expands beef recall due to Salmonella concerns

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday that an Arizona meat processor is now recalling more than 12 million pounds of raw beef products due to Salmonella contamination concerns.

The USDA announced raw, non-intact beef products from JBS Tolleson could be contaminated. The products were packaged on various dates from July 26, 2018 to Sept. 7, 2018. They have the establishment number, “EST. 267” inside the USDA’s mark of inspection.

These products were sold around the nation, including Colorado. Following the first round of recalls of nearly 7 million pounds of beef in October, the USDA said 246 people from 26 states in the U.S. got sick.

Those who have gotten sick displayed symptoms of Salmonellosis, which causes diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever. Recovery typically takes about 4-7 days.

The USDA encourages people to look in their freezers for certain labels, which are available here.

Tom Kackley

Tom Kackley

Tom Kackley is a digital content producer at KOAA News 5. He has worked in southern Colorado since 2016.
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