The withdrawn beef was produced and packaged between 26 July and 7 September according to the service. The products have been distributed nationwide and include the brands Kroger, Cedar River Farms, Grass Run Farms and JBS generic.
This is an extension of a revocation issued in October for the same reason.
The total amount of “undamaged raw beef products” that has been revoked exceeds more than 12 million pounds now.
The recalled beef is linked to an outbreak of salmonella which, as of November 15, has caused 246 people to get sick in 25 states, according to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention. No deaths have been reported, but 56 people have been hospitalized.
“FSIS continues to investigate diseases associated with this widespread outbreak, and additional products from other companies can also be retrieved,” said the recall.
Consumers should discard or return any recalled beef. The Food Safety and Inspection Service said that it is concerned that consumers have deliberately recalled beef in the freezer. In addition, “only consumes beef that has been stored to a temperature of 160 ° F. Other beef slices should be cooked to a temperature of 145 ° F and allow for at least 3 minutes,” said USDA.
Symptoms of salmonella usually start within 12 to 72 hours of consumption of contaminated food. These may include diarrhea, stomach cramps and fever lasting between four and seven days. Most recover themselves, but those who experience persistent diarrhea may need to be hospitalized.