WASHINGTON (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - The USDA has expanded a recall on ground beef due to concerns of salmonella contamination.
According to the USDA, more than 12 million pounds of non-intact raw beef products from JBS Tolleson, Inc. has been recalled because it may be contaminated with salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
This expands on an earlier recall issued in October.
An investigation traced products including ground beef and beef patties to JBS Tolleson, Inc. Federal officials say the raw beef was packaged between July 26 and Sept. 7 and shipped to retailers nationwide, including Walmart.
Officials are asking people to check for products with "EST.267" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
Symptoms of salmonellosis include diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever, and can last up to a week. Most people recover without treatment.
Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact the JBS USA Consumer Hotline at 800- 727-2333.
The Associated Press contributed to this report. This story was reported on from Charlotte, NC.