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Big recall of beef products in the U.S.

JBS Tolleson company from Arizona  is recalling more than 12 million pounds of raw beef products in the U.S. , including ground beef that may have been contaminated with salmonella.

The products have been distributed nationwide and include the brands Kroger, Cedar River Farms, Grass Run Farms and JBS generic. The beef items were packaged on various dates from July 26, 2018, to Sept. 7, 2018 and have number “EST. 267” inside the USDA mark of inspection. This is an expansion of a recall that was issued in October for the same reason.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. The most common symptoms of salmonelosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product.

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Food that is contaminated with Salmonella bacteria usually does not look, smell or taste spoiled. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover on their own.  Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness. More than 250 people become sick in 25 states, a 35 percent hospitalization rate,  according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, before recall. Federal and state disease detectives are continuing their traceability investigation and will post additional recalls if necessary.

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