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Eastern PA farm recalls meat over E. coli scare

Written by The Associated Press | May 5, 2017 9:02 AM
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(Souderton, PA) -- An eastern Pennsylvania business is recalling more than 5,600 pounds of boneless veal, ground veal, beef and pork because of concerns it may be tainted with a potentially deadly E. coli bacteria.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the recall Thursday by Marcho Farms of Souderton.

According to the USDA, the following products are subject to recall: 

  • 60-lb.cases of "VEAL BONELESS TRIMMINGS HALAL" with case code "5398" and "MANFU. DATE" of "04/11/2017."
  • 60-lb. cases of "VEAL TRIMMINGS USDA CHOICE" with case code "98" and "MANFU. DATE" of "04/11/17."
  • 9-lb. cases of "VEAL, BEEF, PORK GROUND FOR MEATLOAF" with case code "3122" and "Sell By" date "05/05/17."
  • 10-lb. cases of "VEAL, BEEF, PORK GROUND FOR MEATLOAF BULK PACK" with case code "3125."

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 particular strain of bacteria that prompted the recall can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration and abdominal cramps, but can also cause hemolytic uremic syndrome, a kind of kidney failure especially likely to affect children under 5 and older adults.

The USDA says the Illinois meat inspectors found bacteria in products there on Tuesday. There are no confirmed reports of illnesses from the meat.

The meat was produced between April 11 and 14 and sold to retailers and food service companies in Illinois, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

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