ARIZONA – JBS Tolleson out of Tolleson, Arizona is recalling 6,500,966 pounds of beef products after an outbreak of salmonella illnesses across the nation.
So far, 57 people have reported getting sick in 16 states from August 5th to September 6th. The recalled beef products were sold across the country at various grocery stores including Walmart from July 26th to September 7th.
The USDA is urging everyone to check their freezers for potentially contaminated meat, identified by the number “EST.267” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
Symptoms of salmonella infection include diarrhea, cramps and fever that develops 12 to 72 hours after eating any contaminated food. The illness can last 4 to 7 days and sometimes requires hospitalization if the symptoms become severe or don’t go away.
The beef was packaged with labels including Showcase, Showcase/Walmart, JBS Generic, Grass Run Farms Natural Beef, Gourmet Burger, Comnor Perfect Circle, and Cedar River Farms Natural Beef.