Published: Wed, December 05, 2018
Finance | By Loren Pratt

12 million pounds of beef recalled nationwide

12 million pounds of beef recalled nationwide

JBS Tolleson, Inc., has expanded a previous food recall to include over 5.1 million more pounds of raw beef that may be tainted with the potentially deadly bacteria.

This is an extension of a 6.5 million pound recall the company made back in October.

All product supplied from JBS packaging facility in Tolleson, AZ. An additional 16 case patients provided receipts or shopper card numbers for product traceback investigations, and at least three salmonella patients had JBS ground beef not part of the October 4 recall.

You can find a link to the recalled products on the sidebar.

The affected products have an establishment number of "EST". The items were packaged on various dates from July 26, 2018 to September 7, 2018.

The raw beef was shipped nationwide to retail locations.


The recalled beef is linked to an outbreak of salmonella that, as of November 15, has caused 246 people to become sick in 25 states, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider.

The FSIS warning included a concern that the recalled beef products may be in people's freezers. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days.

The following products are subject to recall: Products List (PDF); Product Labels (PDF only).

The USDA says salmonella is prevalent in raw poultry and meat and is reminding people to properly cook and handle meat. Most people recover on their own but those who experience persistent diarrhea may need to be hospitalized.

Missouri has several outlets where consumers may have purchased the meat that could contain Salmonella. Other cuts of beef should be cooked to a temperature of 145 °F and allowed to rest for at least 3 minutes.

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