BEEF RECALL: USDA urges consumers to check freezers; beef sold under several brand names

USDA: 6 million pounds of raw beef products recalled

By Marilyn Moritz - Reporter
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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.

Click here to see the entire list of recalled products

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