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E. Coli O157:H7 Outbreak Results in Beef Recall for 248,000 Pounds of Meat

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Following reports of E. coli food poisoning in at least six states, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall of nearly 250,000 pounds of beef on Christmas eve.

The beef recall involves a variety of products from National Steak and Poultry, of Owasso, Oklahoma. The action was taken as a result of an investigation into a cluster of food poisoning illnesses that were connected to the O157:H7 strain of E. coli and tracked back to the National Steak and Poultry beef products.

Beef product E. coli cases has been identified in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, South Dakota and Washington. The number of victims affected by the food poisoning outbreak has not been released.

The recall affects 248,000 pounds of a large variety of National Steak and Poultry non-intact steak products that have been blade tenderized. Recalled products include boneless sirloin steak, boneless beef tips, sirloin tips, bacon wrapped beef fillets, beef shoulder marinated tender medallions, beef trimmings, sirloin Philly steak, beef sirloin tri tip, skirt steak and skirt steak pieces. The beef products were sold under the National Steak and Poultry, EGN, KRM, Moe’s and Carino’s labels. A full list of the recalled products is available on the FSIS recall notice.

All of the recalled beef has the establishment number “EST. 6010T” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the labels and packaging dates of “10/12/2009,” “10/13/2009,” “10/14/2009,” or “10/21/2009.” The products were sold to restaurants nationwide.

E. coli O157:H7 is one of the more common causes of food poisoning in the United States. When left untreated, it can lead to dehydration and potentially life-threatening illness. While most healthy adults recover within a few week from E. coli food poisoning, young children and the elderly could be at risk for more severe illness. If the toxin enters the blood stream, E. coli could also lead to kidney failure known as Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome (HUS).

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5 comments

  1. Joshua Reply

    I need to report a case of Ecoli in Oregon. I ate at Burger king in Medford, Oregon on Christmas eve at 2pm and had a whopper with bacon and cheese. On Christmas day I started feeling ill in the early afternoon and started vomiting, about 6pm and then all the other stuff came with it, violent vomiting, violent diarreah etc… very scary and unpleasent. A nurse determined it was Ecoli or Salmonella, but I narrowed down the only beef I had ate was from burger king. Today is Tuesday 12/29/09 and I am just now starting to be able to feel better.

  2. Phil Reply

    How do I find out if a place my wife and I ate in the Owasso area on December 23, 24,and 25, 2009 was serving the meat in question. We both became ill.

  3. Adam Reply

    I ate a burger that i bought in a pack from costco last night and i got sick to my stomach a few hours later. Was beef from costco included in this recall?

  4. Heidi Reply

    My 10 year old daughter and I both experienced extremely violent vomitting and diarreah during our recent (2/12/10) Disney World vacation after eatting at Epcot. I find it exremely hard to believe that it would have been viral because it hits us both during the exact same hour and the other two people sharing our hotel room were not effected. Is there any knowledge that any of the effected beef was sent to Disney World? Another fact is one of my co-workers was in Disney the same week we were and also got violently sick during the same weekend we did. He did not eat at the same place my family did however if infected beef was shipped into Disney then it may be quite possible that this is wide spread.

  5. JEROME Reply

    I ATE AT BUGER KING IN MIGHIGAN,,,ON RAWSONVILLE EXITS… AFTER 6-7 DAYS.. I STARTED WITH THE WATERY WORKS AND REVERSE PLUMBING…NOT A GOOD DAY..

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