New recall includes raw beef sold at Kentucky and Indiana Kroger stores

  • New recall includes raw beef sold at Kentucky and Indiana Kroger stores

New recall includes raw beef sold at Kentucky and Indiana Kroger stores

The same outbreak forced the company to recall over 6.9 million pounds of similar beef products in October.

A nationwide beef distributor based in Arizona is recalling more than 12 million pounds of beef that may be contaminated with salmonella, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

An additional 5.1 million pounds of beef have been added to a recall that was first issued in October.

All product supplied from JBS packaging facility in Tolleson, AZ.

The recalled products were packaged from July 26 to September 7, 2018, and bear the establishment number "EST". The affected products include Kroger, Cedar River Farms Natural Beef, Comnor Perfect Choice, Grass Run Farms Natural Beef, Showcase, Showcase/Walmart, Gourmet Burger, and JBS Generic.

A list of affected product labels can be found on the USDA's website.

The raw beef was shipped nationwide to retail locations.

As of Tuesday, 246 sicknesses in 26 states had been linked to the salmonella outbreak. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider, FSIS said. The USDA says any of those products still in people's freezers should be thrown away.

Missouri has several outlets where consumers may have purchased the meat that could contain Salmonella.

They said no raw poultry or meat is sterile so officials recommend always cooking the meat to a safe internal temperature as the cooking process kills the salmonella. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product. Most patients recover without needing medical treatment. Other cuts of beef should be cooked to a temperature of 145 °F and allowed to rest for at least 3 minutes.