JBS Beef has recalled 6.5 million pounds of their raw beef products produced in an Arizona plant.
Officials believe the meat may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport, a common strand of bacteria that causes food poisoning. A statement by the USDA reads, “The epidemiological investigation has identified 57 case-patients from 16 states with illness onset dates ranging from August 5 to September 6, 2018.”
The product was sold under the brand names Walmart, Showcase/Walmart, Kroger, JBS Generic and Cedar River Farms Natural Beef. The dates of packaging range from July 26th to September 7th.
Common symptoms of salmonellosis are abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and a fever that happens within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product. The illness typically lasts 4-7 days, and does not always require hospitalization. If you believe you may have contracted salmonellosis from the recalled beef, make sure to contact your health care provider.
If you have this beef product in your freezer or refrigerator, throw out immediately and do not use. For a complete list of recalled products, visit the USDA website.