295,000 Pounds of Beef Recalled Over Possible E. Coli Contamination

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The butcher's shop of Don Julio restaurant in Buenos Aires -- Argentina is the world's number-four beef exporter
The butcher's shop of Don Julio restaurant in Buenos Aires -- Argentina is the world's number-four beef exporter

More than 295,000 pounds of raw beef products from Greater Omaha Packing have been recalled because they may be contaminated with E. coli.

The affected beef was produced on July 13 and distributed for further processing in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, and Nebraska.

The meat bears the establishment number “EST 960A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. A full list of recalled products can be found here.

The E. coli was discovered during routine sampling by the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

E. coli is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause symptoms of dehydration, bloody diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Symptoms can last two to eight days after exposure. Most people recover within a week, but some can develop a type of kidney failure known as hemolytic uremic syndrome.

Anyone who believes they have symptoms of E. coli illness should seek immediate medical attention.

Greater Omaha Packing said it has not received any confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to the consumption of the affected raw beef.

Questions about the recall can be directed to Angel Besta, vice president of technical resources at Greater Omaha Packing, at 402-515-2727.


The butcher's shop of Don Julio restaurant in Buenos Aires -- Argentina is the world's number-four beef exporter

Photo: AFP / RONALDO SCHEMIDT

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