RECALL: 100,000 pounds of ground beef due to E. coli contamination

- Swift Beef Co., a Hyrum, Utah establishment, is recalling nearly 100,000 pounds of ground beef over possible E. coli contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced. 

According to the FDA, the products have the establishment number "Est. 628" and were produced on Oct. 24, 2018. The problem was discovered Thursday, Nov. 15 after a sample tested positive for the bacteria. So far, no illnesses have been reported.

These items were shipped to stores in California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.   

Affected items include:

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

Symptoms of an E. coli infection include nausea, diarrhea, stomach cramps and vomiting.

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