62,000 pounds of beef recalled over E. coli involves days before Memorial Day weekend

62,000 pounds of beef recalled E. coli days before the Memorial Day weekend – just a week after a top brand of a hot dog remembered the sausages

  • The recall, issues by US health officials on Wednesday, includes short ribs, chest, ribeyes and more
  • It comes days after a top hot dog vendor recalled 2000 pounds of sausage after finding pieces of metal in it

Days before Memorial Day weekend, the start of the barbecue season, 62,000 pounds of raw beef has been recalled over E. coli contamination.

The recall, issued by US health officials on Wednesday, implies short ribs, chest, ribeyes and more.

It comes days after a top hot dog vendor recalled 2000 pounds of sausage after finding pieces of metal in it.

Although the latest recall, packaged by Aurora Packing Company in Illinois, had an expiration date of April 19, officials warn that many people will buy their meat in advance and freeze it for large occasions.

The weekend of Memorial Day is unofficially considered the start of the barbecue season

The weekend of Memorial Day is unofficially considered the start of the barbecue season

E. coli can cause uncomfortable symptoms that occur within 24 hours.

These can be:

  • Nausea
  • vomit
  • Diarrhea, which may contain blood or mucus
  • Stomach ache
  • Loss of energy
  • Sore muscles

Most people do not need treatment and get well within a few days.

They must ensure that they rest and drink plenty of liquids to prevent dehydration.

They should contact their doctor if their symptoms become severe or do not improve after a few days.

Doctors should be notified if elderly, pregnant women, children or people with an underlying health condition or a weakened immune system are affected.

Food can become contaminated if it:

  • Not well cooked
  • Left at room temperature for too long
  • Not warmed up enough
  • Eaten has passed the expiry date
  • Touched with infected hands
  • Not stored under 5C

For those who grill in the coming days, experts recommend that you look up the brand that you have purchased or are planning to buy to check if there are any problems and that you are definitely cooking your food well.

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