BEEF RECALL: USDA urges consumers to check freezers; beef sold under several brand names
USDA: 6 million pounds of raw beef products recalled
SAN ANTONIO – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is urging consumers to check their freezers while announcing a recall of more than 6 million pounds of raw beef products.
Arizona-based JBF Tolleson recalled 6.5 million pounds of beef products, largely ground beef, as government investigators said the processor was the "probable source" of a salmonella outbreak. At least 57 people in 16 states have reported an illness after eating the beef.
The contaminated meat was packaged between July 26-Sept. 7, which include EST. 267 on the USDA label.
The beef was sold under several brand names, including Showcase/Walmart, Showcase, Cedar River Farms Natural Beef, Gourmet Burger, Grass Run Farms Natural Beef and JBS Generic.
If you have the recalled beef, return it to the store or throw it out.
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