Seven people in four states got sick due to E.coli outbreak according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
From June 27 to September 4, seven people from West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts got E. coli O157:H7. Five of them were hospitalized but no death was reported so far.
E.coli are bacteria discovered in the environment, foods, and intestines of people and animals. E. coli are a large and various group of bacteria. Although most strains of E. coli are not harmful,but some can make you sick. Some kinds of E. coli can cause diarrhea, while others cause urinary tract infections, respiratory illness and pneumonia, and other illnesses.
The CDC, the Department of Agriculture and multiple states are looking into the outbreak, which was discovered that it is tracfed to the Adams Farm Slaughterhouse in Athol, Massachusetts.
Adams Farm is voluntarily recalling beef, veal and bison products due to the possible E. coli contamination. The product was packed between the dates of July 21 and September 22.
Adams Farm announced, “We have narrowed down the point of contamination to two days in the middle of August and have been working with our farmer customers to ensure that none of that product is sold and for them to inform their customers.
“While we are very concerned over the USDA’s over-reaction and its impact on our customers, we have fully cooperated with their requirements but want our customers to be aware that we stand behind all of our products and will continue to stand behind all of our farmer customers and their consumers.”
The USDA strongly urges people to right away get rid of all recalled meat -- both frozen and refrigerated -- or return the products to the store where they were bought. Restaurants and retailers should also throw out all those recalled meat.