Frontiere Natural Meats Ground Elk Sold in North Carolina Recalled for E. Coli Risk
Did you purchase ground elk recently? It may be contaminated with E. coli.
Frontiere Natural Meats is recalling about 1,650 pounds of ground elk meat after a routine inspection discovered the presence of E. coli O157:H7. The meat was sold in retail stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
E. coli causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition can lead to serious kidney damage and even death.
Neither the company nor the Food and Drug Administration has received any reports of illnesses related to the product.
The recalled DK Natural Meats All Natural Ground Elk was packed in 205 eight-pound cases containing eight one-pound packages bearing a use or freeze by date of April 27, 2015.
Consumers who have purchased affected lots of DK Natural Meats All Natural Ground Elk are urged to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund or to discard the product in a manner that prevents humans or animals from potential consumption.
Consumers with questions may contact Frontiere Vice President Josh Viola at 303-466-8826.