Good Food Concepts Recalls 1,290 Pounds of Beef Products Due to Possible E. coli Contamination
The affected beef products were processed and packaged on August 3 and August 4, 2017
Good Food Concepts, LLC is recalling approximately 1,290 pounds of raw intact and non-intact beef because the products may be contaminated with E. coli O26.
The affected beef products were processed and packaged on August 3 and August 4, 2017. For a full list of the products included in this recall, see the recall announcement provided by the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) (view product labels).
The products subject to recall bear establishment number EST. 27316 inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations, wholesale locations, and restaurants in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The problem was discovered on August 5, 2017 when plant management at Good Food Concepts notified FSIS in-plant inspection personnel that they tested a production lot of carcasses they received from the Callicrate Ranch on July 31, 2017. The carcass trimmings from the analysis was positive for E. coli O26.
Symptoms of E. coli infection
Most people infected with E. coli O26 develop diarrhea (often bloody), and vomiting. Some illnesses last longer and can be more severe. Infection is usually diagnosed by testing of a stool sample. Vigorous rehydration and other supportive care is the usual treatment; antibiotic treatment is generally not recommended. Most people recover within a week, but some can develop a more severe infection.
Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled beef products are urged not to consume them. The products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.