Check your ground beef: An additional 5 million pounds has been added to an existing recall, bringing the total amount of recalled beef to over 12 million pounds.
The huge ground beef recall initiated in October by the nation’s largest beef processor JBS USA has gotten even bigger.
JBS Tolleson, Inc., a Tolleson, Ariz. establishment, is recalling approximately 12,093,271 pounds of non-intact raw beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
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 including grocery stores such as Walmart and Kroger.
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) “is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers,” they said on their website. “Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.”
The CDC estimates salmonella causes about 1.2 million illnesses, 23,000 hospitalizations and 450 deaths annually in the U.S.
If you have any of the affected products, throw them away or return them to the place of purchase. You can contact the JBS USA Consumer Hotline at (800) 727-2333.
For more details on the recall, click here