In yet another food recall, Cargill Meat Solutions has recalled 8,500 pounds of ground beef in Northeastern states due to a risk of E. coli contamination.
The contaminated meat is thought to have been sold in some BJ's Wholesale Club stores in Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Virginia. It's marked with EST. 9400," a product code of "W69032" and has a use/freeze by" date of July 1.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) says it's concerned that consumers may have purchased and frozen the meat for a later date. Consumers are encouraged to check their freezers and discard any of the potentially contaminated meat.
FSIS discovered the problem earlier this month when clusters of people in New York and Maine became ill.
FSIS stated that when available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on FSIS' website at www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp.
Always cook those burgers well, people -- 160 degrees Fahrenheit kills the bacteria if it's present.
Do you have any of the recalled meat?
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