Thursday, April 7, 2016

Contaminated ground beef linked linked to E. coli O157:H7 outbreak

Food Safety Infosheet highlights:
– Wolverine Packing Company in Detroit has issued a recall of 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products marked with the establishment number of EST.2574B.
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– 11 ill including (2 hospitalizations) after eating at restaurants that served recalled beef.
– Cook all ground beef products (fresh and frozen) to 155ºF for 15 seconds or 160ºF. Use a tip-sensitive digital thermometer to check that food has reached a safe temperature.
– Communicate the risks of consuming undercooked beef to restaurant patrons. The information should include messages about consequences and pathogens.
Download the infosheet here.
This infosheet was generated as part of a large USDA grant focusing on reducing the risk of Shigatoxin-producing E. coli related to beef.

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