The contagion of over 200 people with Salmonella prompted US authorities to withdraw five million pounds of additional minced meat from the market that could be the source of the outbreak. In total, they were called upon to remove over 12 million pounds of raw minced meat.
The number of sick people has increased to 246 patients in 26 states, according to federal officials, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The initial withdrawal at the beginning of October included 6.5 million pounds of raw meat products. The addition brings the total withdrawn to 12,093,271 pounds, and the authorities warn that the product could be in consumer freezers.
The survey on the epidemic has led to an increase in the number of cases from 60 to four times in two months; 59 people were hospitalized for consumption of minced meat.
The recalled products were produced at a plant in Arizona owned by JBS Tolleson from July 26th to September 7th and distributed to US retailers with different brands such as Cedar River Farms Natural Beef, Comnor Perfect Choice, Gourmet Burger, Grass Run Farms Natural Beef, Generic JBS, Showcase and Showcase / Walmart.
Look at the map of states affected by the epidemic
JBS has enabled a 1-800-727-2333 customer support line for any questions regarding the recall of the affected products.
Salmonella is a very common cause of food poisoning. Every year it affects about 1.2 million people, is the reason for the hospitalization of 23,000 people in the hospital and kills 450 people in the United States. Its symptoms are diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps, so if any of them suffers immediately go to the emergency room. Most people recover, but those with weak immune systems can become deadly.