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Posted: November 18, 2018

Nearly 100,000 pounds of ground beef recalled over E. coli fears just before Thanksgiving

Utah-Based Company Recalls Nearly 100,000 Pounds Of Ground Beef

By Shelby Lin Erdman, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

HYRUM, Utah —

Utah-based Swift Beef Co. is recalling 99,260 pounds of raw ground beef products over possible E. coli contamination just in time for Thanksgiving, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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The meat products were produced late last month and the potential contamination was confirmed last week.

The products under recall include bulk ground beef products produced on Oct. 24:

  • 2,000 pound - bulk pallets of Swift Ground Beef 81/19 (81% lean) Fine Grind Combo bearing product code 42982.
  • 8-10 pound - plastic wrapped chubs of “blue ribbon BEEF” Ground Beef 81/19 (81% lean) Coarse Grind bearing product code 42410.
  • 8-10 pound - plastic wrapped chubs of “blue ribbon BEEF” Ground Beef 93/07 (93% lean) Coarse Grind bearing product code 42413.
  • 8-10 pound - plastic wrapped chubs of “blue ribbon BEEF” Ground Beef 85/15 (85% lean) Coarse Grind bearing product code 42415.
  • 8-10 pound - plastic wrapped chubs of “blue ribbon BEEF” Ground Beef 73/27 (73% lean) Coarse Grind bearing product code 42510.

 

The potentially contaminated meat products were shipped to California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. 

There’s been no reports of illness so far.

>> Related: Ground turkey recall: 90K pounds recalled days before Thanksgiving

E.coli is a possibly deadly bacteria that can cause dehydration, diarrhea and abdominal cramps.

Those with more questions about the recall or E.coli, can call the JBS USA Consumer Hotline at (800) 727-2333.

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A worker monitors ground beef as it passes through a machine that makes hamburger patties at a meat packing and distribution facility.
 
 

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