Organic and extra-lean ground beef contaminated

31 Aug

beefground.jpgA  recent outbreak of gastro-intestinal illness in Oregon and Washington has been linked to an Extra-Lean Brand of ground beef sold under the “Northwest Finest” brand name as “natural ground beef” and also as organic beef.  The UPC code reads 7 52907 6001 2 7. There is no UPC code on the organic ground beef.

The two people who fell ill in Washington have recovered.  The normal incubation period for this illness to surface is about a week.  About 8 people fell ill with infections from E-Coli bacteria in Oregon.  Symptoms include severe cramps and diarrhea. In some extreme cases there might be kidney damage due to complications of the infection.
Anyone having this brand of beef in their refrigeration, it could be contaminated. The best thing is to return it to the store and ask for a refund.

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