An E. coli beef recall includes 85 stores in Minnesota including Lund’s, Byerly’s Coburn’s, Cashwise, Fareway, and more. Minnesota shoppers who have recently purchased ground beef from these stores should contact them for information on specific products included in the recall before using them. E. coli O157:H7 can cause serious illness and death.
On July 30, 2021 Greater Omaha Packing of Omaha issued a recall for 295,236 pounds of raw beef products potentially contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The raw beef cuts were intended for “non-intact use” meaning they were to be used to make ground beef. The recalled products were distributed to a number of states including Minnesota.
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Unfortunately, not all retailers post product recall information on their websites. But, we know from recall information posted on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service website which stores in each state received the potentially contaminated shipments of beef and ground it to make hamburger.
In Minnesota, those stores are:
- Brinks Market, Chisago City
- Buy More Supermercado, St. Paul
- Byerly’s, 13 locations
- Cashwise, 7 locations
- Coburn’s, 19 locations
- At Coburn’s the recalled meat was used to make ground beef sold under the Four Brothers brand name.
- 3-lb packages of 75% lean, code 7-42158-22466,
- 1.5-lb packages of 80% lean, code 7-42158-22938
- Dietz Foods, Mapleton
- Do Mats, Benson
- El Burrito Mercado, St. Paul
- Fareway Store, 4 locations
- Hanks Foods, Pipestone
- Kevin’s Market, Lake Crystal
- Lund’s, 15 locations
- Marketplace Foods, Watertown
- Maynard of Mountain Lake, Mountain Lake
- Maynards, 5 locations
- Panaderia Loma Bonita, Crystal, Hilltop
- Reeds Market, Crosslake
- Rochester Meats, Rochester
- Schultz Family Foods, Sleepy Eye
- Sunshine Foods, 3 locations
- Super Fair Foods, St. James
- Supermercado Loma Bonita, St. Paul
- Teal’s, 2 locations
- Wagner Foods, New Richland
Symptoms of an E. coli Infection
Symptoms of an E. coli infection usually develop within one to three days of exposure. They include abdominal cramps and diarrhea that can be bloody. Generally, E. coli symptoms last about a week and the illness ends. But about 7 percent of E. coli patients, most often young children, develop a life-threatening complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a form of kidney failure associated with E. coli infections
Symptoms of HUS usually appear about one week after initial E. coli symptoms and include pale skin, skin that easily bruises, decreased amount of urine, lethargy, and bloody diarrhea. Anyone with these symptoms should seek immediate medical care as HUS can be fatal. Treatment for HUS includes transfusions, dialysis, plasma exchange, and kidney transplant.