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The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Snapp’s Ferry Packing Company, an establishment in Afton, TN is recalling approximately 410 pounds of beef product that may be contaminated with the bacteria E. coli O157:H7.

The FSIS has designated this a Class I Recall of High Health Risk.

The product subject to recall is:

  • 5-lb. packages of “Ground Beef,” with a packaging date of Nov. 20, 2015

The USDA says the ground beef item was produced on Nov. 20, 2015 and bears establishment number “Est. 9085” inside the USDA mark of inspection. 

The item was distributed to restaurants in the Knoxville, TN area; none of it was sold in retail outlets.

The USDA says the problem was discovered on January 19, 2016. A positive result for E. coli O157:H7 from FSIS testing was traced back to Snapp’s Ferry Packing Company as a result of an ongoing illness investigation in Tennessee. 

According to a posting on the USDA's website:"FSIS is continuing to work with our public health partners at the Tennessee Department of Health and Knox County Health Department on this investigation and will provide updated information as it becomes available."

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause the following symptoms 2–8 days (3–4 days, on average) after exposure:

  • bloody diarrhea
  • abdominal cramps
  • dehydration

Most people recover from the illness within one week, but some people may develop hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) which is a type of kidney failure. HUS can affect anyone but the elderly and young children are most susceptible to this health ailment.

HUS is characterized by the following:

  • decreased urine output
  • easy bruising
  • pallor

The USDA advises that people who experience these symptoms should seek immediate medical attention.

The FSIS recommends that people cook their food thoroughly until it reaches a safe temperature of 160° F. The only way to confirm this is to use a food thermometer. Please refer to the USDA's Safe Minimum Internal Temperature Chart.

Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Jeremy Southerland, Owner, at (423) 638-7001.


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Article Reference

USDA News Release


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