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Texas Natural Meats recalls frozen raw ground beef due to possible E. Coli contamination

Posted: 9:32 PM, Jun 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-20 22:32:24-04

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a recall today on Green Field Farms Rogers Texas Ground Beef.  The government agency is recalling approximately 489 pounds of frozen raw, ground beef products that may be contaminated with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli.

The frozen raw, ground beef items were produced on Aug. 8, 2017.  These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Check your freezers for the following:      

  • 1.00-lb. bags of “Green Field Farms Rogers Texas Ground Beef.”  The bags display the “PRODUCTION DATE 08.08.2017” and also display the “EXPIRATION DATE 08.08.2020.”  The bags are labeled “COOK USE ONLY” with the instruction “DO NOT refreeze after defrosting.” 

If you see establishment number “EST. 34449” inside the USDA mark of inspection then you’ve got the contaminated product. These items were shipped to a retailer who sold the product at a farmer’s market in Roger, Texas.

The FDA said did a routine inspection and after they tested samples at the establishment on June 19, 2018, they found it was positive for the bacteria.   

Symptoms if consumed include diarrhea (often bloody) and vomiting and can last 3-4 days typically.  Infection is usually diagnosed by testing a stool sample.  Drink lots of water and keep hydrated.