Recall alert: NJ company recalls nearly 43K pounds of ground beef amid E. coli concerns

Recall - Nearly 43K pounds of ground beef recalled amid E. coli concerns

A New Jersey company is recalling nearly 43,000 pounds of ground beef due to possible E. coli contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed.

The USDA’s Food and Safety Inspection Service announced late Saturday that Swedesboro, N.J.-based Lakeside Refrigerated Services is recalling select packages of ground beef produced June 1, including some packages sold at Walmart stores.

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According to the recall notice, the products were shipped nationwide and sold under the Thomas Farms and Marketside Butcher brand names. The potentially contaminated products have an establishment number “EST. 46841” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Marketside Butcher products are sold at Walmart, USA Today reported.

There have been no confirmed reports of “adverse reactions due to consumption of these products,” the recall notice stated.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, E coli can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps three to four days after exposure. In extreme cases, the bacteria has been linked to kidney failure in children under 5 years old and in older adults.

The affected products include:

• One-pound vacuum packages containing “Marketside Butcher Organic Grass-Fed Ground Beef” and “a use or freeze by date of 07/01/20 and lot code P-53298-82.”

• One-pound vacuum packages containing four quarter-pound pieces of “Marketside Butcher Organic Grass-Fed Ground Beef Patties” and “a use or freeze by date of June 27, 2020, and lot code P-53934-28.”

• Three-pound vacuum packages containing three 1-pound pieces of “Marketside Butcher Organic Grass-Fed Ground Beef 93% Lean / 7% Fat” and “a use or freeze by date of 07/01/20 and lot code P53929-70.”

• One-pound tray packages containing four quarter-pound pieces of “Thomas Farms Grass-Fed Ground Beef Patties 85% Lean / 15% FAT” and “a use or freeze by date of 06/25/20 and lot code P53944-10.”

• Four-pound tray packages containing 10 quarter-pound pieces of “Thomas Farms Grass-Fed Ground Beef Patties 80% Lean / 20% Fat” and “a use or freeze by date of 06/25/20 and lot code P53937-45.”

• One-pound vacuum packages containing four quarter-pound pieces of “Thomas Farms Grass-Fed Ground Beef Patties 85% Lean / 15% Fat” and “a use or freeze by date of 06/27/20 and lot code P53935-25.”

• One-pound vacuum packages containing “Value Pack Fresh Ground Beef 76% Lean / 24% Fat” and “a use or freeze by date of 07/01/20 and lot code P53930-18.”

Consumers with questions should call Lakeside Processing Center Call Center at 856-832-3881, the notice states.

Recall - Nearly 43K pounds of ground beef recalled amid E. coli concerns
Recall - Nearly 43K pounds of ground beef recalled amid E. coli concerns