Consumer Warning – Cargill Ground Beef contaminated

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A multi-state salmonella outbreak, 33 cases with patients from 7 states (MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VA, VT), has lead to the recall of nearly 30,000 pounds of Cargill ground beef.  The illnesses took place in early June, but it was only recently that the outbreak was able to be traced to Cargill.  Fortunately, the strain of Salmonella in these cases are able to be treated with antibiotics.  The products subject to recall bears the establishment number “EST. 9400″ inside the USDA mark of inspection.  Though the sell by date has long since passed, the Food Safety and Inspection Service fears that many consumers have the product stored in their freezers.


The retail name affected by this contamination is Hannaford and is sold in stores in MA, ME, NH, NY and VT.