Last week, Consumer Reports issued a health alert after detecting traces of E. coli O157:H7 in a sample of Kroger-brand ground beef. We told you at the time that a recall wasn’t in place, but health authorities were investigating the matter. This particular variant of E. coli is cause for concern, as it can cause troubling symptoms, including a condition called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). As expected, the health alert is now officially upgraded to a ground beef recall.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced a recall that covers more than 28,000 pounds of meat sold across seven states. The recall includes the Kroger-brand beef meat from the Consumer Reports alert.