Approximately 120,872 pounds of ground beef products have been recalled due to possible E. coli contamination.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s website, Lakeside Refrigerated Services, of Swedesboro, New Jersey, announced that it is recalling the beef after a discovery was made during routine food inspection after importing the products.
The ground beef products were reportedly produced between February 1, 2022 through April 8, 2022. Items marked with the establishment number “EST. 46841” inside the USDA mark of inspection are subject to contamination. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
The USDA said its Food Safety and Inspection Service is “concerned that some products may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers,” and urges consumers to avoid use, immediately discard items or return them to the store.
Side effects of E.Coli contamination include upset stomach, vomitting, and diarrhea, which is often paired with bloody stool.
If you have experienced symptoms, diagnoses can be made by a doctor using a stool sample. Antibiotic treatment is not recommended.