Thursday, May 29, 2008

JSM Meat Issues Recall, Possible E. Coli Contamination

Chicago (ChattahBox) - A Chicago-based company, JSM Meat Holdings Co., issued a voluntary meat recall due to a possible E. coli contamination. The actual amount of meat that was recalled is not yet known.

E. coli usually linked with symptoms such as bloody diarrhea, dehydration, as well as kidney failure. It is a potentially fatal disease.

JSM Meat Holdings Co. distributed the meat to 11 different states including Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa.

The beef recalled consist of 30-pound, 60-pound, and 47-gallon barrels of “MORREALE MEAT” products and all carry the number EST. 6872 where the USDA inspection mark is located.
Overall 15 different labels are included in the recall such as Boneless Chucks, Bonless Clods, Flat Rounds, and Knuckle.

As of this point, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has stated that there have been no illnesses linked to the recalled beef.
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