East County News Service
December 4, 2018 (Washington D.C.) – Over 250 people nationwide have fallen ill from salmonella tied to ground beef, including 66 cases in California, the Centers for Disease Control reports. Over 12 million pounds of ground beef have been recalled, all packaged between July 26 and Sept.7, but health officials warn that some products may still be in consumers’ freezers.
Following an October recall, a second recall issued this week adds another 5 million pounds of potentially tainted products. The tainted beef was sold at major retailers including Walmart, Sam’s Club, Sprouts, Ralph’s, Food 4 Less and others. View the retailer list here.
Click here to see a list of the recalled products and here to see the labels. All recalled items have the establishment number "EST. 267" inside the U.S Department of Agriculture's inspection mark.
Symptoms of salmonellosis include diarrhea, cramping and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the tainted food, with illness lasting up to a week. Severe cases may require hospitalization.
Return recalled ground beef to retailers, or throw it away. If you have symptoms of salmonellosis after eating potentially contaminated beef, call your doctor.