The USDA has expanded the August - October 2018 beef recall to now include another 5,156,076 pounds of non-intact raw beef products may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport.

JBS Tolleson, Inc., a Tolleson, Ariz. establishment, is recalling over 12 million pounds of non-intact raw beef products including ground beef, packaged on various dates from July 26, 2018, to Sept. 7, 2018, with establishment number “EST. 267” inside the USDA mark of inspection.  [Product ListProduct Labels]  Affected items were shipped to retail locations and institutions nationwide.

FSIS, CDC, and state public health and agriculture partners say they continue to investigate the outbreak of Salmonella Newport illnesses and have identified 246 confirmed case-patients from 25 states with illness onset dates ranging from August 5, 2018, to October 16, 2018. An additional 16 case-patients have provided receipts or shopper card numbers for the product traceback investigations. Specific traceback for three case-patients has identified JBS Tolleson, Inc., EST. 267 ground beef products that were not part of the October 4, 2018 recall. 

FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ 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.

Salmonella symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days.

To avoid getting sick you must safely prepare their raw meat products, including fresh and frozen, and only consume ground beef that has been cooked to a temperature of 160°F. Other cuts of beef should be cooked to a temperature of 145 °F and allowed to rest for at least 3 minutes.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers and they urged you to throw or return it to the place of purchase. Do not consume the recalled product.

Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact the JBS USA Consumer Hotline at (800) 727-2333.