On August. 9, 2011, McNees Meats and Wholesale LLC., recalled approximately 360 pounds of ground beef product that may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen E. coli O157:NM.
The recall was followed by a public health alert from Michigan Departments of Community Health (MDCH) and Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) informing the public that recently reported E. coli O157:NM gastrointestinal infections were linked to the consumption of McNess’ ground beef. According to the Michigan agencies, a total of five confirmed Shiga-toxin producing E. coli cases and four probable cases were reported in Lapeer, Genesee, Isabella, and Sanilac counties. The dates of illness onset ranged from July 18-30, 2011.
According to the FDA/USDA the following McNees Meats product was subject to recall:
36 - 10 lb. Bags of "McNees Ground Beef Bulk."
"Each clear plastic bag bears establish number "EST. 33971" within the USDA mark of inspection. The products subject to recall were produced on July 15, and July 21, 2011, and sold to restaurants in Armada, Lapeer and North Branch, Mich. The products were also sold from a retail establishment owned by McNees Meats and Wholesale, LLC."
Symptoms of E. coli infection may include severe abdominal cramps, fever, watery or bloody diarrhea and dehydration. Severe infections can lead to kidney failure. The very young, elderly, and immunocompromised are at greatest risk for experiencing complications due to E. coli infection.
If you are experiencing E. coli food poisoning symptoms or have a health related question, contact your healthcare professional. He or she can order a stool culture which can confirm E. coli O157:NM infection. Let your doctor know that you consumed or were exposed to the recalled product.
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