Salads and wraps sold at large grocery chains may have been contaminated by an infectious parasite

Cargill recalls about 12 tons of minced meat for possible E. coli contamination, according to the Department

Cargills Fort Morgan, Colorado, was banned on 16 August 2018 and shipped to warehouses in California and Colorado.

The 10-pound packs have labels labeled "EXCEL" on 93/7 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF, "and" Use / Frz. Until September 05 "and a" PACK DATE 08/16/2018 "with the company number" EST. 86R & # 39; on the label of the boxes with the packages.

Cargill, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., Said on August 22 at the US Department of Agriculture Food and Inspection Service that 25,288 pounds of minced meat might be contaminated with E. coli O157: H7

The USDA urges consumers who have bought and frozen these products not to consume them. Instead, the products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase, the agency says.

There are no confirmed reports of side effects due to the consumption of these products, the USDA says. However, people worried about illness should contact a healthcare provider.

E. Coli O157: H7 is potentially fatal and can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea, and abdominal cramping for up to eight days (an average of 3-4 days) after exposure, officials say. Most people recover within a week, but some may develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).

Consumers with questions about callback can call: 1-844-419-1574

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