Grant Park Packing of Franklin Park, Ill.  issued an April 24 recall for 53,200 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O103.

The recalled raw ground beef was packed in 40-lb. bulk cardboard boxes marked of “North Star Imports & Sales, LLC. 100% GROUND BEEF BULK 80% LEAN/ 20% FAT”  and  “FOR INSTITUTIONAL USE ONLY. The establishment number “EST. 21781” inside the USDA mark of inspection and the lot code GP.1051.18  Pack dates are: 10/30/2018, 10/31/2018, and 11/01/2018.

The recalled ground beef products were shipped to Minnesota for further distribution and to Kentucky for institutional use. Companies that received these products should not use them.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS),  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health departments are investigating an outbreak of E. coli O103. As part of this investigation, they are collecting and testing samples of ground beef collected from restaurants and grocery stores where case-patients in this outbreak ate before they became ill.

An unopened, intact, package of  Grant Park ground tested positive for E. coli O103.  USDA-FSIS  is collecting more information and conducting more product analysis.

The ground beef E. coli O103 outbreak began in March 2019. It has sickened  156 people in 10 states, 20 people have been hospitalized. About half of those sickened are under the age of 19.

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