More than 6 million pounds of beef products recalled

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You may want to check your fridge as millions of pounds of beef have been recalled due to a salmonella outbreak.

JBS Tolleson said it is pulling 6.5 million pounds of “various raw, non-intact beef products.” 

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall Thursday.

They were sold nationwide under brand names such as Walmart, Cedar River Farms Natural Beef, Showcase, and JBS generic.

The meat has the USDA inspection mark “EST. 267.”

The recall is connected to 57-cases of salmonella illnesses across 16-states.

Health officials identified JBS as the common supplier of the problem ground beef.

People could get salmonellosis if consuming food contaminated with Salmonella. Common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever that occur within 12 to 72 hours after consumption. It will usually last four to seven days. Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness. While most recover without treatment some may have diarrhea so severe they are hospitalized. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact their healthcare provider.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service said that they are worried some products may be frozen in peoples’ freezer and ask them to not eat them. Instead, the products should be thrown away or returned from where they were bought. 

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