What the beef?! Ground Beef Recalled After E. coli Outbreak

On Monday, federal agriculture officials stated that a meat packing company is recalling ground beef after E. coli illness had been reported in four states.

Based in Detroit, Wolverine Packing Co., pulled 1.8 million pounds of beef that was produced March 31 to April 18. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said that 11 people got sick with E. Coli infections in the unnamed states. Along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the FSIS was able to link the beef and E. coli 0157:H7 infection and are continuing their investigation.

It is not known why they decided to not release the state names; however, Wolverine products were shipped for restaurant use in Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio.

The recalled beef have the number “EST. 2574B” and are dated between Match 31 and April 18.

This specific strain of the bacteria E. coli produces toxins that can make you severely sick. Symptoms show up two to four days after consumption. E. coli can cause food poisoning, severe stomach cramps, and diarrhea.

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