Watch out — Texas has 4th most salmonella cases from recalled beef, CDC says

Texas had the 4th highest number of cases of Salmonella due to contaminated beef, the CDC reported.
Texas had the 4th highest number of cases of Salmonella due to contaminated beef, the CDC reported. CDC

JBS Tolleson Inc. recalled more than 5.1 million pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection service announced Tuesday.

Texas was listed at the fourth-most most impacted state, with 13 confirmed cases in the state out of 246 nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

The recalled beef was produced and packaged between July 26 and Sept. 7, according to FSIS. The products have been distributed nationwide and include the brands Kroger, Laura’s Lean and JBS generic.

The recall is an expansion of the initial investigation into salmonella outbreaks linked to raw beef on Oct. 4. At that time, 6,937,195 pounds of various raw, non-intact beef products were recalled due to possible contamination with salmonella, FSIS reported.

Beginning on Sept. 5, FSIS began investigating salmonella outbreaks in various states.

Since then, 246 confirmed cases have been identified in 25 states. In Texas, 13 people have been infected with salmonella from the beef, according to the CDC.

Consumers should discard or return any recalled beef, FSIS said. Consumers may unknowingly have recalled beef in their freezer.

Symptoms of salmonella usually begin within 12 to 72 hours of consuming contaminated food and include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Chills
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