Potential E. coli Contamination Prompts Ground Beef Recall from Schrader Farms

Potential E. coli Contamination Prompts Ground Beef Recall from Schrader Farms
September 09, 2015

A New York meat manufacturer is recalling ground beef due to concerns over safety.

Schrader Farms Meat Market of Romulus, NY is issuing the recall for about 20 pounds of ground beef product that may be contaminated with non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli. The decision was announced this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The ground beef in question was produced on Sept. 2, 2015. The product comes in a one pound package and bears the name "Schrader Farms Meat Market Ground Beef" or "Schrader Farms Meat Market Ground Beef, Bulk." The packaging also features the establishment number "Est. 44950" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Schrader Farms sells its products exclusively from its retail store in Seneca County, New York.

Most people who come into contact with this contagion recover within a week, but, rarely, some develop a more severe infection, hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). HUS can occur in people of any age but is most common in children under five, older adults and people with weakened immune systems. It is marked by easy bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output. Anyone who experiences these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.

FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

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. Customers with questions regarding the recall can contact company owner Sue Schrader at (607) 869-6328.