Raw ground beef recalled by Illinois retail store
A store in Mt Prospect, Illinois, is recalling 54 pounds of raw ground beef after health inspectors determined it may be contaminated with e. coli. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) discovered the issue through routine product sampling on March 14, 2019. As a result, La Rosita Fresh Market Inc., recalled ground beef items that were ground in the store and packaged for consumers behind the meat counter.
Potentially contaminated raw ground beef items were packed on March 13 and March 14, 2019 and sold at La Rosita Fresh Market, located at 1805 W. Algonquin Rd in Mt Prospect. Recalled ground beef items include varying weights of ground beef packed in white trays with plastic wrap. The label contains “MOLIDA DE RES GROUND BEEF” and either “Packed On 3/13/19 Sell By 3/20/19” or “Packed On 3/14/19 Sell By 3/21/19.”
FSIS warns anyone who may have these raw ground beef items at home not to consume them, as they may pose a health hazard. E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2–8 days (3–4 days, on average) after exposure the organism. While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). This condition can occur among persons of any age but is most common in children under 5-years old and older adults. It is marked by easy bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output. Persons who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.
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