JBS has added another 5 million lb. of raw beef to a previous recall for Salmonella contaminated products that have sickened nearly 250 people.
The number of people who have become ill from eating Salmonella contaminated beef has gone up by 87 cases after the recall was increased to 12 million lb.
JBS Tolleson, Inc., a division of JBS SA, is recalling 6.5 million pounds of “various raw, non-intact beef products” due to an outbreak of salmonella, USDA-Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said Thursday.
A recall has been announced by JBS and USDA after more than 43,000 lb. of ground beef was found to be possibly contaminated by extraneous materials, specifically, pieces of hard plastic.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois-based Aspen Foods is recalling nearly 2 million pounds of raw, frozen chicken products over concerns they might be contaminated with salmonella.
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