INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – Indiana is one of the states named after an E. coli outbreak in a new recall of ground beef from Illinois and Georgia.
The Centers for Disease Control conducts a multi-state investigation This began on March 28, 2019, when officials in Kentucky and Georgia informed the CDC about the outbreak.
At this time, no common supplier, distributor or brand of ground beef was identified that could explain the entire outbreak.
Grant Park Packing of Franklin Park, Illinois, recalled approximately 53,200 pounds of raw ground beef products on April 24, 2019.
A person in Indiana was confirmed with a case of E. coli O1
Of the 177 people who reported symptoms, twenty-one were hospitalized from the last outbreak. No deaths were reported.
Recalled products were sold in 40-pound bulk boxes from "North Star Imports & Sales, LLC. 100% LARGE BEEF 80% LEAN / 20% FAT "with the designation" FOR INSTITUTIONAL USE ONLY "with lot code GP.1051.18 and packaging data 30.10.2014, 31.10.18 and 11.01.2014.  Recalling products with the company number "EST.
K2D Foods, operating as Colorado Premium Foods in Carrollton, Georgia, recalled approximately 113,424 pounds of raw minced beef on April 23, 2019.
recalled products were sold in two 24-lb. Vacuum packed carton packs containing raw "GROUND BEEF PUCK" files with "Use Thru" data from 14.4.19, 17.04.19, 20.4.19, 23.4.19, 28.4.19 and 30.04.19.
Recalling products have the company number "EST. 51308 "within the USDA certification mark.
Officials continue to collect products for testing and carry out their traceability investigations to identify the source of ground beef served in grocery stores and restaurants where sick people eat ground beef safely and thoroughly cook.
CDC will provide more information as it becomes available.