The CDC updated consumers on the current E. coli outbreak linked to ground beef. There has been a reported total of 196 illnesses across 10 states, with 28 people having to be hospitalized. No deaths have been reported so far.
There is no common supplier, distributor or brand of ground beef that has been directly linked to the outbreak, though, Grant Park Packing and K2D Foods have voluntarily recalled a combined 160,000 pounds of raw ground beef products. Officials are still investigating the outbreak, determing other sources of ground beef eaten by ill people. More products could be recalled.
Grant Park Packing recalled approximately 53,200 pounds of raw ground beef products on April 24, 2019. Recalled products were sold in 40-lb. bulk cardboard boxes that were marked “FOR INSTITUTIONAL USE ONLY” with lot code GP.1051.18 and pack dates 10/30/2018, 10/31/2018, and 11/01/2018. Recalled products are labeled with establishment number “EST. 51308” inside the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) mark of inspection on the boxes.
K2D Foods, doing business as Colorado Premium Foods, recalled approximately 113,424 pounds of raw ground beef products on April 23, 2019. Recalled products were sold in two 24-lb. vacuum-packed packages in cardboard boxes containing raw “GROUND BEEF PUCK” with “Use Thru” dates of 4/14/19, 4/17/19, 4/20/19, 4/23/19, 4/28/19, and 4/30/19. Recalled products are labeled with establishment number “EST. 21781” inside the USDA mark of inspection.