In a precautionary measure, American Foods Group, LLC, operating as Green Bay Dressed Beef, LLC, based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, has initiated a recall of approximately 58,281 pounds of ground beef products due to potential contamination with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O103.
STEC O103 infections can cause symptoms such as severe diarrhea, often bloody, and vomiting. Although most individuals recover within a week, some cases may lead to more severe illness, including hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a form of kidney failure, particularly in children under 5, older adults, and those with weakened immune systems.
The affected products, bearing establishment number “EST. 18076” inside the USDA mark of inspection, were distributed to distributors in Georgia, Michigan, and Ohio. Consumers are urged to check their refrigerators and freezers for these products and return or dispose of them as necessary to ensure their safety.
For more information, visit: fsis.usda.gov.
Reporting for WGRT – Choze Powell