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Utah company recalls thousands of pounds of beef due to possible E. Coli contamination

Two Utah companies have recalled a total of almost 100,000 pounds of meat after an inspection showed evidence of E.…

Two Utah companies have recalled a total of almost 100,000 pounds of meat after an inspection showed evidence of E. Coli in samples of their raw beef.

The meat’s largest portion – about 99,260 pounds – comes from Hyrum-based Swift Beef Co. About 530 pound beef products from Salt Lake City-based Majestic Meat Company were also revoked, according to a press release from the United States Department of Agriculture.

Majestic Meat Company beef and 1

0-pound packet of meatballs, pork and veal bullets sent to Utah restaurants were affected by the recall. All products involved in the recall show “EST. 19915”, written inside the USDA Inspection Mark.

Swift Beef Co. Eight to 10 pounds of course meat and 2 000 pounds of fine meat puffs, all shipped for further processing or food distributors in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Utah were recalled. Affected products carry “EST. 628” inside the USDA Inspection Mark.

Both companies’ beef samples tested positive on Thursday for a potentially lethal type of E. coli bacterium, which can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and stomach cramps. While many people recover from exposure within a week, some people may develop hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure.

Symptoms of hemolytic uremic syndrome include pale skin, mild bruising and increased urine output.

Until now, officials have not confirmed any reports that someone gets sick after eating the affected beef.

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