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Contaminated meat that over 400 people could still be in your freezer



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An outbreak of salmonella infections that led to the recall of more than 5 million pounds of dairy meat in December has ended, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday.

But many consumers could still have contaminated beef in their freezers, warns the CDC.

More than 1

00 retailers, including chain stores and local stores, sold the recalled beef, according to the CDC.

The outbreak killed 403 people and led to 117 hospitalizations according to the CDC.

The recalled beef products were manufactured and packaged from July 26, 2018 to September 7, 2018 and shipped to retailers nationwide under many brand names, according to the CDC.

The company withdrew 6.9 million pounds of beef products on October 4, 2018, and then withdrew another 4.2 million pounds of beef products on December 4, 2018.

When you check your frozen beef freezer, look for beef labeled with the establishment number "EST 267. "This is usually found within the USDA mark for inspection, but may be elsewhere on the package," said CDC officials.

For more information visit the disease control and prevention site.


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