Costco Lean Fresh Ground Beef Recall [US]


USDA RecallUS/Washington: Costco recalls an undetermined amount of Lean Fresh Ground Beef Products due to E. coli O157:H7 hazard. USDA: http://ht.ly/q9iPK

Direct link: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2013/rc-060-2013-release

Additional information:
The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports following Foods are subject to this recall:

  • 383 units of 88% Lean Fresh Ground Beef (88/12). Each bears the Costco item number “33724” under the Costco label. This food was sold directly to 342 consumers in a Costco warehouse located at 12547 Riverdale Boulevard, Coon Rapids, MN, between September 4 and September 7.

About E. coli enteritis:
E. Coli 0157:H7 poisoning is a serious and potentially deadly illness, typically transmitted using the fecal-mouth route by eating or drinking foods or beverages contaminated with E. Coli O157:H7, eating unpasteurized (i.e., raw) milk and (raw) milk products and untreated water.

Common symptoms of E. Coli 0157:H7 poisoning include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody), vomiting, nausea and headache. People particularly at risk for serious E. coli illness and complications are the very young, the elderly or those with compromised immune systems.

You can learn more about Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (“E. Coli O157:H7”) poisoning by visiting the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at http://1.usa.gov/KwrDIf.

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USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-060-2013
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2656
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