Ground beef sold at Walmart recalled due to E. coli problem

More than 16,000 pounds of raw ground beef products sold in Walmart stores were recalled this week due to possible E. coli contamination.

A recall of beef products made by Cargill Meat Solutions was announced Wednesday, May 1, due to possible E. coli contamination, a bacteria that can cause illness. More than 16,243 pounds of ground beef sold at Walmart stores in the U.S. between April 26 and April 27 are being recalled.

The company issued the recall after learning that “previously separated products had been inadvertently used in the production of ground beef,” leading to possible contamination. There were no reports of illnesses due to the recalled products until Thursday, May 2.

The following products are included in the recall:

Anyone who has purchased a recalled item is urged not to consume it. Instead, the products can be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.

Anyone who thinks they are experiencing E. coli symptoms, such as dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps, should seek medical attention immediately. Most people exposed to E. coli recover within a week, but some people may develop kidney failure, officials said.

In the document below, you can see all the recalled products and what they look like, courtesy of the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Questions or concerns can be directed by telephone to Cargill Meat Solutions at 1-844-419-1574.

View the full recall announcement on the USDA website here.

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