An additional 5.1 million pounds of raw beef products are being recalled by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
The tainted products went through packaging from July 26, 2018, and September 7, 2018. They are now listed as a potential cause for the Salmonella outbreak.
According to the FSIS website, the widespread outbreak has conclusively affected 246 persons from 26 states. In addition, 56 persons went to hospitals.
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The exact quantity of the raw beef is 5,156,076 pounds. In addition to the initial alert for "non-intact raw beef products" in October, the recall amounts to 12,093,271 pounds in total.
The newly recalled items have a listed establishment number as "EST 267." This can be found within the USDA inspection mark.
The FSIS urged persons to throw out the goods if they have purchased it already. In the notice, they also reminded consumers to always cook raw meat to standard.
Ground beef should be cooked until the temperature is 160°F. Non-ground beef can reach 145 °F but it must rest for three minutes before consumption.
A person might suspect the salmonella illness through symptoms like diarrhea, fever, and pain in the abdomen. These are usually felt 12 to 72 hours after consuming contaminated meat.
The elderly, young babies and people who have a weak immune system are more at risk. They may be susceptible to serious diarrhea and would need to be hospitalized.
Most persons recover within four to seven days without treatment. Those with questions can reach out to the JBS USA Consumer Hotline at 800-727-2333.
Meanwhile, the FSIS says it is "continuing to investigate illnesses associated with this widespread outbreak, and additional product from other companies may also be recalled.”
Authorities issued another recall for popular dog food brands on Monday. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned of too much vitamin D in the products. Levels reached over 70 times the safety limit.
According to the FDA:
“Excess vitamin D in the diet can cause vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. Vitamin D at toxic levels can cause kidney failure and death."
Recalled brands included Nutrisca, Evolve, Abound, Natural Life, Nature's Promise, and Sportsman's Pride. The full list is found on the FDA's website.
They further urged:
"Pet owners whose dogs have been eating the recalled brands and are showing these symptoms should contact their veterinarians. Pet owners should discontinue feeding these recalled products.”
Last week, Sunshine Mills Inc stores recalled only three items from their shelves. They offered up a contact number 800-705-2111, for consumers who might want to reach out.
The pet store is also offering to give customers a refund upon return of the item.
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