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Govt Warning After US Recalls 62,000 Pounds of Raw Beef

29 May 2019

BAHAMAS - The Bahamas Agricultural Health and Food Safety Authority (BAHFSA) has warned the Bahamian public that the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a recall for over 62,000 pounds of raw beef due to E. coli.

On May 22, the USDA and FSIS issued a recall for raw beef due to potential E. coli contamination after random sampling, according to a statement by the BAHFSA.

E. coli bacteria normally live in the intestines of healthy people and animals. Most varieties of the bacteria are relatively harmless but a few strains, such as E. coli 0157-H7, can cause severe abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea and vomiting.

"The meat was packaged at the Aurora Packing Company, Inc. in North Aurora, Illinois and has the establishment number, EST. 788, inside the USDA mark of inspection," the statement said.

"The recall includes over 40 products, mostly steak (ribeyes, ribs and brisket cuts)."

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Source: The Nassau Guardian

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