Monday, April 26, 2010

WinCo beef: grounded

With the numerous occurrences of bacteria and virus attacks coming from food, this may be the latest that we have.

Read it ahead:

California Dept. of Health warns of E.coli bacteria in WinCo ground beef sold in 6 western states

WinCo ground beef products recalled
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is warning consumers not to eat ground beef products purchased from WinCo Food stores. Health officials have reported that the products are being recalled and may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria which can cause serious illness or possible death.

The recalled ground beef was sold at WinCo stores in Utah, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, according to the news release on the CDPH web site. The beef is packaged on styrofoam trays, and the sales dates are March 28 to April 9.

"Under no circumstances, should consumers eat this recalled beef," reads the warning on the California Health Department's web site. Customers are advised to throw the ground beef away or return it to a WinCo store for a refund. No illnesses have been reported yet.

Investigative Reports - Danger On Our Plates"E. coli O157:H7 infection often causes abdominal cramps and diarrhea, sometimes bloody. People with severe infections may be hospitalized, suffer kidney damage and possibly die. Those most at risk for serious complications include young children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. Consumers with any of these symptoms should contact their health care provider."

WinCo recalled ground beef products last week from a store in Modesto, California, after testing confirmed E.coli contamination.

The health department also reminds consumers to use a thermometer when cooking ground beef. The internal temperature should be at least 160 degrees in order to kill bacteria. To read the entire news release, click here.


Taken from; source article is below:
Ground Beef Recall