Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Ground Beef
Advice to Consumers, Restaurants, and Retailers
- On October 4, 2018, JBS Tolleson, Inc., of Tolleson, Arizona, recalled approximately 6.5 million pounds of beef products, including ground beef, which may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport.
- Recalled beef products were produced and packaged from July 26, 2018, to September 7, 2018 and were shipped to retailers nationwide under many brand names.
- Products are labeled with the establishment number “EST. 267.” This is usually found inside the USDA mark of inspection.
- Visit the USDA-FSIS website for a list of stores and states where the recalled ground beef was sold. The list is organized by state in alphabetical order. It may be updated as more information becomes available.
- Restaurants and retailers should not serve or sell recalled beef products and should check food storage and freezers for them.
- If possible, retailers who received recalled beef products should contact their customers to alert them of the recall.
- Consumers who have ground beef in their homes labeled with the establishment number “EST. 267” should check the USDA-FSIS website for a list of stores and states where recalled ground beef was sold. Do not eat recalled ground beef. Return it to the store or throw it away.
- Consumers with questions about the recall can call the JBS USA Consumer Hotline at (800) 727-2333.
- Contact a healthcare provider if you think you got sick from eating recalled ground beef.
- In general, consumers and restaurants should always handle and cook ground beef safely to help prevent foodborne illness. It is important to cook ground beef thoroughly.