Raw beef recall: More than 7,000 lbs of uninspected meat for tacos, fajitas recalled from 8 states.
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a recall of more than 7,000 pounds of raw beef products.
The beef was shipped to locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin, FOX NEWS reports.
March 30 is when the inspection personnel reviewed establishment records and concluded that the establishment operated on March 24 without safety and inspection.
The USDA categorized the health risk of the incident as high. It was also labeled a Class I recall, meaning that it is a “health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death,” according to the USDA.
Number “EST. 34715” inside the USDA mark of inspection
The affected products are as follows:
5-lb. vacuum-packed frozen packages of “BEEF SKIRT DICED FOR TACOS,” with a case code of 1470 in the upper left-hand corner of the label and a packaging date of 03/24/18.
5-lb. vacuum-packed frozen packages of “PRESEASONED BEEF FOR FAJITAS,” with a case code of 36989 in the upper left-hand corner of the label and a packaging date of 03/24/18 and a use-by date of 03/23/19.
Varying weights of vacuum-packed packages of fresh “USDA CHOICE ANGUS BEEF, FAJITA SEASONED STEAK, BEEF FLANK STEAK FOR FAJITAS,” a packaging date of 03/23/18 and 03/24/18, a use or freeze-by date of 04/18/18, and an item code of 567248261 in the upper left-hand corner of the case label.
Varying weights of vacuum-packed packages of fresh “USDA CHOICE ANGUS, FAJITA SEASONED STRIPS, BEEF FLANK STRIPS FOR FAJITAS,” a packaging date of 03/24/18, and a use or freeze-by date of 04/18/18, and an item code of 567248253 in the upper left-hand corner of the case label.
DO NOT CONSUME. Take back to the store where you purchased for a refund. Again, DO NOT consume any of the above products of beef.
Causes of beef food poisoning
Meat food poisoning is caused by any number of bacteria which include:
- E coli
Campylobacter and salmonella are both found in raw meat. Listeria occurs in meat products such as pates and cooked meats, e.g. salami. E coli can be found in undercooked beef.
These are all discussed in more detail in our bacterial food poisoning section.
These types of food poisoning occur as a result of meat which has been contaminated by bacteria. However, there is another type of food poisoning –that which develops due to parasites –called ‘toxoplasmosis’.
Toxoplasmosis is rare especially in the UK but is likely to be the cause of any cases of parasitical food poisoning. This type of parasite lives in the digestive system of animals for example cats and can easily be passed to humans.
This happens as a result of eating undercooked beef which contains this parasite or food or water which has been in contact with infected animal faeces.
Find out more about this in our parasites section.
Symptoms of beef food poisoning
The symptoms of beef food poisoning appear within the first 48 hours after consumption.
- Stomach pains/upset stomach
- Aches and pains
- General feeling of being unwell
You have a higher than normal risk of contracting food poisoning if you have a poorly functioning immune system, an underlying medical condition or are in a high risk group, e.g. elderly.
The symptoms of food poisoning develop rather quickly which often distinguishes them from other similar gastrointestinal illnesses. Medic8.com
As many of us can attest to, food poisoning SUCKS! It can be up to a week of complete misery and intestinal pain. Do not blow off warnings and know what you are eating, healthy mind, body & soul!
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.
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