PORTLAND, Ore. — New Seasons Market has recalled fresh ground beef sold at meat counters in three separate Portland area stores because the meat may have been contaminated with E.coli, the Oregon Health Authority reported.
Three people in the Portland metro area have become sick with E.coli after eating ground beef purchased at the New Seasons Market stores. All three people are recovering from the illness, according to authorities.
The recalled products were sold with “Packed On” dates of Oct. 19 to Nov. 8 and “Sell By” dates starting Oct. 23 up to and including Nov. 11.
The products were purchased between Oct. 19 and Oct. 23. If you purchased ground beef at any of the three stores between those dates, throw the beef away immediately, health officials said.
The beef is ground at the stores prior to sale, and New Season Market sells the product in 5%, 10% and 20% fat content varieties.
On Nov. 14, New Seasons Market announced it is expanding its voluntary recall to include fresh in-house ground beef varieties and fresh in-house made ground beef products such as meatballs, meatloaf and hamburger patties of all varieties.
Tests show that some ground beef sold as recently as Nov. 8 may have been contaminated with E. Coli.
If you ate the product and did not get sick, you don't need to do anything. If you developed diarrhea after eating the product, health officials advise you to consult your health care provider.
E.coli causes diarrhea, often with bloody stools. Most adults can recover completely within a week, but some people develop a form of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). The condition is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly and can lead to serious kidney damage and even death.
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