September 2, 2014

Recalled beef causes salmonella outbreak in VT

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The Vermont Department of Health is warning Vermonters to heed the recall of Cargill Meat Solutions fresh ground beef products sold in Hannaford grocery stores statewide. These products have been linked to a multi-state outbreak of salmonella, including 10 cases in Vermont.

Cargill recalled nearly 30,000 pounds of ground beef dating back to May 25, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). A total of 33 cases of Salmonella were reported in the six New England states and Virginia.

Anyone who has ground beef subject to the recall in their refrigerator or freezer should throw it out.

Symptoms of foodborne illness caused by salmonella include fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps. Salmonella can invade the bloodstream and cause life-threatening infections for people with weakened immune systems or other underlying health conditions.

Anyone with questions about the recall can call the Cargill Ground Beef Recall Information Center at (888) 812-1646 or visit www.fsis.usda.gov/

Visit www.healthvermont.gov for health and food safety information

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  1. Louis M. Izzo says:

    I take frequent walks in my neighborhood and surrounding sidewalks/roads on Industrial Avenue and Rt 2-A and occasionally see what appears to be a dog-poop bag, nicely tied, but simply left there in the road or on the sidewalk. I would like to remind dog-walkers that this is not appropriate. Please carry it off.

    Thank you for meeting your legal responsibilities.

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