6.5 million pounds of beef recalled over salmonella fears

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Millions of pounds of beef have been recalled nationwide over salmonella contamination fears linked to 57 illnesses in 16 states.

The raw recalled products, including ground beef, may be in consumers' freezers, according to the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service, which announced the recall Thursday.

Brand names involved in the recall include Cedar River Farms Natural Beef, Gourmet Burger, Grass Run Farms Natural Beef, JBS Generic, Showcase and Showcase/Walmart.

The 6.5 million pounds of recalled raw beef products were packaged at an Arizona facility owned by JBS Tolleson between July 26 and Sept. 7 and each have the number "EST. 267" in the mark of inspection by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product.

See a list of the specific products being recalled here, and product labels here.

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

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