By: Candess Zona-Mendola of MakeFoodSafe
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced an E. coli O157 outbreak linked to fresh ground beef products made by Oregon-based grocer New Seasons Market. There are three confirmed illnesses at this time. On the heels of this ground beef E. coli outbreak, New Seasons Market issued a recall of several fresh ground beef products, including:
“[A]ll NSM fresh in-house ground beef varieties, and fresh in-house made ground beef products such as meat balls, meat loaf and hamburger patties of all varieties, with “Packed On” dates October 19 to October 23, and “Sell By” dates starting October 23, 2019, up to and including October 26, 2019.”
The product comes in 5%, 10% and 20% fat content varieties and is ground at the stores prior to sale. New Seasons Market has suspended the sale of fresh ground beef products pending the health agency’s investigation.
In the meantime, the OHA recommends that customers who purchased the ground beef between these dates throw it away immediately, and if you are showing the symptoms of an E. coli infection, you should seek medical treatment.