USDA Alert: Thousands of Pounds Ground Beef Recalled in 7 States Over E. Coli Concerns

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At least 28,000 pounds of ground beef was recalled in seven U.S. states over E. coli concerns, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Safety Inspection Service in a release on Thursday.

Interstate Meat Dist. Inc., of Clackamas, Oregon, said it is recalling some 28,356 pounds of ground beef products that might be contaminated with the bacteria. The items were produced on Dec. 20, 2021, and the items’ details and labels can be accessed at the USDA’s website.

The recalled products were shipped to retail locations in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, according to the release. They have the number “EST. 965” in the USDA mark of inspection.

“The issue was reported to FSIS after a retail package of ground beef was purchased and submitted to a third-party laboratory for microbiological analysis and the sample tested positive for E. coli O157:H7. FSIS conducted an assessment of the third-party laboratory’s accreditation and methodologies and determined the results were actionable,” the agency wrote.

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