Ground beef recalled

More than 5 million pounds of raw beef products, including ground beef, are being recalled, according to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service.

The beef is from JBS Tolleson Inc., which recalled the products because of possible salmonella Newport contamination.

It is an expansion of the Oct. 4, 2018, beef recall. The new products recalled were produced and packed from July 25, 2018, to Sept. 7, 2018. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 267” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations and institutions nationwide.

Some of the products may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers, according to FSIS. Products on the list should be thrown away or returned for a refund.

The cooking process kills salmonella, and consumers who handled the products should wash their hands thoroughly, as well as clean anything that came into contact with the product.

The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product, according to FSIS. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment. In some persons, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Older adults, infants and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider.

The recalled product list is at https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/e055456e-449a-4995-8414-13fd080e5009/JBS+Tolleson+EST+267+Expanded+Recall.pdf?MOD=AJPERES.

Product labels are at https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/a4f60fdc-5155-4253-b1d1-d57893ec8359/Tolleson+labels+12.03.18.pdf?MOD=AJPERES.

For more information on this recall, visit https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2018/recall-085-2018-EXP-release.

To see other product recalls, visit https://www.recalls.gov/recent.html.

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