More Than 62,000 Pounds of Raw Beef Products Recalled

FRIDAY, May 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More than 62,000 pounds of raw beef products have been recalled by Aurora Packing Company, Inc., of Illinois, due to possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said Wednesday.

The products, which were packaged on April 19, 2019, and have the number "EST. 788" inside the USDA mark of inspection, were distributed across the United States.

More than 40 products are included in the recall, and most are cuts of steak, like ribeyes, as well as ribs and brisket cuts, CNN reported.

There have been no confirmed reports of illness related to the recalled products, according to FSIS.

For more information about the recall, consumers can call the company at 630-897-0551.

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly type of bacteria that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 28 days (34 days, on average) after exposure, FSIS said.

Most people recover within a week, but some develop kidney failure. This is most common in children younger than 5 and in older adults, and it is marked by easy bruising, pallor and decreased urine output. People who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately, FSIS said.

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