Ground beef recall reissued to include 5 million more pounds

The USDA said there's a reasonable probability that eating the recalled beef will result in serious health consequences. (Photo courtesy of the USDA)
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WASHINGTON — A beef manufacturer is recalling more than 5 million more pounds of raw beef products after a Salmonella outbreak sickened nearly 250 people.

The recall, initially issued in early October, is due to concerns that consumers may have affected products in their freezers. In total, nearly 12 million pounds of beef have been recalled.

The USDA is classifying the recall as Class I, meaning there's reasonable probability that eating the beef will result in serious health consequences.

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The beef added to the original recall was packaged between July 26, 2018 and Sept. 7, 2018 and have establishment number "EST. 267" inside the USDA mark of inspection. Some brand names of the affected beef include Kroger, Gourmet Burger, JBS generic and Showcase.

The beef was sold nationwide.

Investigators have confirmed 246 cases of Salmonella in 26 states since July 26.

If there is a possibility you have this beef in your freezer, throw it away immediately.

For more details on the recall, go to fsis.usda.gov. To see a full list of the products included in the recall, click here.

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