The FSIS has posted a list of the retail sites that Beef Packers, Inc., Fresno, CA, supplied ground beef to and then subsequently sold to consumers. The ground beef was produced between June 5 and June 23, 2009 and has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Cargill, the owner of Beef Packer, Inc., is working with retailers to ensure that all the recalled beef is removed from retail distribution centers in Arizona, California, Colorado and Utah, spokeswoman Rebecca Hayne said.
At least 28 people in three western states have reported Salmonella-related illnesses since last Thursday, when Fresno-based Beef Packers Inc. recalled nearly 826,000 pounds of ground beef.
The USDA said California, Colorado and Wyoming have reported illness linked to the recalled beef.
Colorado health officials said 21 people there have been sickened, and all are recovering. California officials said five people have reported feeling sick, and two fell ill in Wyoming.
Symptoms of Salmonella infection may include diarrhea (sometimes bloody), abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, and joint pain. Symptoms usually appear within 12-72 hours after the ingestion of contaminated food. To learn more, please see Salmonella Food Poisoning and Salmonella Symptoms or go to Salmonella lawsuit to see information regarding previous outbreaks.
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