Close to 43,000 pounds of raw ground beef products are being recalled due to possible E. coli contamination. Swedesboro, NJ-based Lakeside Refrigerated Services is recalling 42,922 pounds of meat that may be infected with the Escherichia coli O157:H7 strain of the potentially lethal bacteria.
The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service says the beef products were produced on June 1st and sold at distributors including Walmart, under brand names Thomas Farms and Marketside Butcher.
“These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide,” the USDA news release reads. “FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.”
A detailed list of all seven recalled products is published in the release. Consumers can contact Lakeside’s call center at 856-832-3881 with further questions. The recall is classified as Class I, the most serious category of the USDA’s three recall classifications, implying a high health risk and a “reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”
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