Possible salmonella in beef made in Arizona by JBS Tolleson from July 26 through Sept. 7.
More raw beef issubject to a national recall due to possible salmonella contamination. Infections have been reported in 246 patients in 26 states, none so far in Delaware. Nearly 60 people have been hospitalized.
The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service recall in October included 6.5 million pounds of raw beef. The total is now 12 million pounds. The FDA announcement with specific details is here.
Consumers are warned to check their freezers. Anyone with questions about the recall can contact JBS Tolleson's consumer hotline at 1-800-727-2333.
The products were made in Arizona by JBS Tolleson from July 26 through Sept. 7. The beef has been sold nationwide under many brand names: Cedar River Farms Natural Beef, Comnor Perfect Choice, Gourmet Burger, Grass Run Farms Natural Beef, JBS Generic, Showcase and Showcase/Walmart.
Salmonella can cause diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever within three days of eating the contaminated product, and the illness can last up to seven days. While most people recover, people with weakened immune systems are more likely to need to be hospitalized.