RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Silver Springs Farms has recalled some of the company’s beef products due to a possible E. Coli contamination.
Some of these items were shipped to a distributor in Virginia.
In all, about 740 pounds of ground beef may be contaminated, according to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. All the ground beef was produced on August 19, 2016.
Consumers have been warned to look out for Silver Springs brand ground beef sold in 20-pound cases containing four packages of 5 pounds of ground beef.
A press release said that products subject to the recall will have the establishment number “EST. 4771” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
So far there have been no confirmed reports of sickness or other adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products.
E.Coli can be potentially deadly and can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps anywhere from two to eight days after consumption.
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.
Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Dan Fillippo, the Silver Springs Farms owner, at (215) 256-4321.
Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.