If you have lost interest in purchasing meat products in recent weeks, you are not alone.
After the alarming situation that happened at Cargill Meat Solutions, where they had to recall all their grounded meat distributed to all public locations due to contamination suspicions with E.Coli, a lot of consumers have become cautious.
A few weeks after this exercise was carried out, the situation became critical and alarming as seventeen (17) people became critically ill and one person died. As a result, the company was forced to initiate an immediate recall of more than 100,000 pounds of ground beef that was still lingering in the market.
And it didn't stop there -- ground meat is still a major reason for increased anxiety in the food market.
Now, the USDA ordered a total recall of 6.5 million pounds of meat manufactured by JBS Tolleson Inc. due to salmonella on October 5th.
The expiration date printed on many of the products which have been revoked is dated September 2019, and consumers are hereby advised to check cautiously for the following products before consumption.
Another big threat stands before the meat industry in various states in the U.S and it is currently linked to popular Ham products.
A recent multi-state outbreak of the listeria infection, which has been connected to deli ham, is currently under investigation by the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The Johnson county ham products have been conceived to be what has caused the fatal illness of four people in North Carolina and Virginia.
There’s already been a death report from Virginia according to the federal agency.
With this effect, the USDA and CDC warn consumers concerning the following products.
* Products from JOHNSON COUNTY HAMS, INC.
* The Padows ham and deli, Inc.
* Hams distributed by Valley country hams LLC, with an expiration date of 4/10/2018 to 9/27/2019.
* Goodnight brothers country ham.
Consumers are advised to also be on the lookout for products having the establishment number “EST. M2646” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The federal agencies strongly believe that these goods were shipped to distributors and marketers in Maryland, North Carolina, New York, South Carolina, and Virginia.
The Johnston County Ham Company expressed remorse in a statement released to CBS 17 concerning the outbreak caused by their products, as they were disheartened and saddened by the recent harm their items have inflicted on their consumers. They, however, promised to be very committed to identifying the main cause of the problem, and carrying out proper corrective measures to curb the outbreak with the aid of the USDA and CDC.
If you have any of the above-named products in your freezers, do well by throwing them away or returning them to the distributors.
Tell your family and friends about this recent development to avoid casualties of any kind.