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Where’s the Beef? Hopefully Not In Your Fridge or Freezer

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More bad news for beef lovers.

More than 40,000 pounds of ground beef under the “Value Fresh,” “Marketside Butcher” and “Thomas Farms” brand names is being recalled due to concerns of E.Coli contamination.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service issued the ground-beef recall on Saturday. The raw ground beef products were produced by Swedesboro, N.J.-based Lakeside Refrigerated Services, and were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The recall comes as consumers continue to fret over general shortages of beef, poultry and other food as the coronavirus continues to impact slaughterhouses, farms and food-production facilities across the U.S., including Tyson Foods (TSN) - Get Report, which last month said more than 570 of its workers were stricken with Covid-19.

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"E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2-8 days (3-4 days, on average) after exposure the organism," the recall notice said. "While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome."

The recalled products were produced on June 1 and have the establishment number "EST. 46841" inside the USDA mark of inspection, the FSIS said. They are believed to have made their way to Walmart (WMT) - Get Report and other grocery stores across the U.S.

The FSIS provided some of the product label images in a document here.

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