Ground Beef Recalled Due to Possible E. Coli Contamination

Ground Beef Recalled Due to Possible E. Coli Contamination

The Kane County Health Department is advising that La Rosita Fresh Market Inc., a Mt. Prospect, IL, retail store, is recalling about 54 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

The raw ground beef items are ground in the store and packaged for consumers behind the meat counter in varying weights. The raw ground beef items were packed on March 13, 2019 and March 14, 2019. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]

  • Varying weights of ground beef packed in white trays with plastic wrap, containing “MOLIDA DE RES GROUND BEEF” with “Packed On 3/13/19 Sell By 3/20/19” or “Packed On 3/14/19 Sell By 3/21/19”.

These items were only sold in the La Rosita Fresh Market Inc. retail store, located at 1805 W. Algonquin Road, Mt. Prospect.

Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps two to eight days (three to four days, on average) after exposure the organism.

While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome. This condition can occur among persons of any age but is most common in children under 5 years old and older adults. It is marked by easy bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output. Persons who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Diane Perez, General Manager at La Rosita Fresh Market Inc., at (847) 305-0710.

SOURCE: Kane County Health Department news release