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40,000 pounds of ground beef recalled due to E. coli concerns

Products sold at stores nationwide, officials say

A tray of ground beef
A tray of ground beef (CNN Newsource)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Lakeside Refrigerated Services is recalling 40,000 pounds of ground beef products over possible E. coli contamination.

The United States Department of Agriculture, or USDA, says the ground beef was produced on June 1 and distributed nationwide under the names Marketside Butcher and Thomas Farms.

E. coli is a bacteria that can lead to diarrhea, stomach cramps and dehydration. It can also be deadly.

Officials say so far there have not been any reports of illnesses linked to the recalled meat.

The USDA says the following products are part of the recall:

  • 1-lb. vacuum packages containing “MARKETSIDE BUTCHER ORGANIC GRASS-FED GROUND BEEF” and a use or freeze by date of 07/01/20 and lot code P-53298-82.
  • 1-lb. vacuum packages containing four ¼ lb. pieces of “MARKETSIDE BUTCHER ORGANIC GRASS-FED GROUND BEEF PATTIES” and a use or freeze by date of June 27, 2020 and lot code P-53934-28.
  • 3-lb. vacuum packages containing three 1 lb. pieces of “MARKETSIDE BUTCHER ORGANIC GRASS-FED GROUND BEEF 93% LEAN / 7% FAT” and a use or freeze by date of 07/01/20 and lot code P53929-70.
  • 1-lb. tray packages containing four ¼ lb. pieces of “THOMAS FARMS GRASS-FED GROUND BEEF PATTIES 85% LEAN / 15% FAT” and a use or freeze by date of 06/25/20 and lot code P53944-10.
  • 4-lb. tray packages containing 10 ¼ lb. pieces of “THOMAS FARMS GRASS-FED GROUND BEEF PATTIES 80% LEAN / 20% FAT” and a use or freeze by date of 06/25/20 and lot code P53937-45.
  • 1-lb. vacuum packages containing four ¼ lb. pieces of “THOMAS FARMS GRASS-FED GROUND BEEF PATTIES 85% LEAN / 15% FAT” and a use or freeze by date of 06/27/20 and lot code P53935-25.
  • 1-lb. vacuum packages containing “VALUE PACK FRESH GROUND BEEF 76% LEAN / 24% FAT” and a use or freeze by date of 07/01/20 and lot code P53930-18.

Consumers who have one of the recalled products are being asked to return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.


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