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Adams Farms Slaughterhouse recalls beef, veal, and bison due to possible E. coli contamination

Ground-beef-325Adams Farm Slaughterhouse is recalling beef, veal, and bison products due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination.

Seven people from four states have been infected, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Five of them have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

The recalled products have establishment number EST. 5497 inside the USDA inspection mark and include several lot numbers and cuts of meat. For a list, visit USDA websitehttp://www.cdc.gov/Other/disclaimer.html.

The recalled items, processed and packed on between July 21 and Sept. 22, were shipped to farmers' markets, retail stores, and restaurants in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Eastern New York. The products also could have been shipped to neighboring states.

Consumers who have purchased the products shouldn’t eat them, the CDC said. They should be thrown away or returned to where they were purchased. If the meat is thrown away, it should be put in a sealed bag in the trash so that children, pets, or other animals can't eat it.

Freezers also should be checked for the recalled meat.

Copyright 2016, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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