Nationwide E Coli Beef Recall Announced

Nebraska Beef Ltd. is recalling 5.3 million pounds of beef due to its connection with E.coli bacteria that has sickened 40 people in Michigan and Ohio. The latest announcement is an expansion of the earlier recall of ground beef. The USDA’s Food and Inspection Service has blamed unsanitary production processes for the food contamination.
Symptoms of E. coli infection can include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea, vomiting and fever. It can potentially be deadly, but most people recover within five to seven days.
Health officials urge people to thoroughly cook hamburger and, if possible, use a digital thermometer to make sure meat has been heated to at least 160 degrees.