Massive meat recall issued in several states over risk of E. coli contamination


A multi-state meat recall has been issued after several people became ill over the summer.

Products affected by the recall

Adams Farm Slaughterhouse has recalled beef, veal and bison products, that may have been contaminated with E. coli bacteria. The recalled products include a date range between July 21, 2016, and Sept. 22, 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture recall notice, which provides establishment and lot numbers affected by the recall.

Some products might have been frozen, so consumers are urged to check their freezers.

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According to the USDA, seven people have become ill, and five were hospitalized, with all cases involving the consumption of beef products from Adams Farm. Illnesses have been reported in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  No deaths have been reported.


E. coli is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps. While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure which can be deadly in young children and older adults.

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