A Gloucester County business has recalled 120,872 pounds of ground beef over possible E. coli contamination, federal officials announced.
The products were produced between Feb. 1 and April 8, and sold to retailers nationwide, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said in an advisory. The meat was sold under names including Thomas Farms, Nature’s Reserve and other labels.
A full list of recalled products are available on the USDA’s website. The products under recall are marked with the establishment number “EST. 46841″ inside the USDA mark of inspection, according to officials.
Officials said they discovered the potential E. coli during routine testing of imported products linked to Lakeside Refrigerated Services, a Swedesboro company. There were no reported illnesses as of the recall announcement.
“FSIS is concerned that some products may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase,” the food safety agency said in a statement.
Symptoms of E. coli infection can include diarrhea and vomiting, and can lead to severe illness.
Customers can contact Lakeside Refrigerated Services at 800-493-9042 or [email protected]
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