Arizona food company JBS Tolleson Inc.is recalling more than 12 million pounds of beef that might be contaminated with salmonella. However, in some cases, diarrhea can be so severe that the person needs to be hospitalized. "267." The products were packaged between late July and September.
In November, JBS was forced to recall nearly 100,000 pounds of products from its Swift Beef facility in Utah due to concerns that the beef may be contaminated with E. coli.
"While no products in this expansion have been definitively linked to any illness, we have determined in consultation with USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) that this action is in the best interests of public health", JBS said in a statement Monday.
Unlike listeria, which can take weeks or months to cause an infection, salmonella typically has its effect within 48 hours. The beef is associated with a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened nearly 250 people since August. IL is among the 26 states that has reported the combined 246 sickness cases. Specific traceback for three case-patients have identified JBS Tolleson, Inc., EST.
The beef products were sold under numerous brands, including Cedar River Farms, Comnor Perfect Choice, Gourmet Burger, Grass Run Farms, and Showcase, which is sold at Walmart.
Federal officials are concerned that some frozen product may be in consumers' freezers.
If the diarrhea is particularly severe or persists for days, the diner may need hospital care. Customers are urged to throw these products away or return them to the place of purchase. Most people can recover without treatment. "Even if they've eaten some of that beef and they're not feeling ill, and the family hasn't become sick, it's still really important to get rid of that product".
Anyone with questions about the recall can contact the JBS USA Consumer Hotline at 800- 727-2333.