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The issue was discovered when a sample collected by a state public health partner tested positive for E. coli O103.

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Typical symptoms of E. coli infection include severe stomach cramps, bloody diarrhea, and sometimes fever. While most patients recover within 5-7 days, some may experience severe or life-threatening complications, such as hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).

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HUS is a kidney failure complication that can be life-threatening. Its symptoms include fever, abdominal pain, fatigue, reduced urination, unexplained bruises or bleeding, and paleness. Immediate medical care is crucial for those experiencing HUS symptoms, as it can lead to further health problems, including hypertension, chronic kidney disease, neurological issues, and more. HUS can affect people of all ages but is most common in young children, older adults, and individuals with weakened immune systems.

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American Foods Group LLC, operating as Green Bay Dressed Beef LLC in Green Bay, Wisconsin, has initiated a recall of approximately 58,281 pounds of ground beef products due to concerns of potential contamination with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O103.

This recall was announced by the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service, which is worried that consumers or businesses may have these affected ground beef products stored in their freezers.

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The affected ground beef, produced on August 14, 2023, includes various products packaged in 80-pound cases containing 10-pound plastic tubes (chubs). These products are labeled as,

-"90050 BEEF FINE GROUND 81/19" with lot code D123226026, "20473 BEEF HALAL FINE GROUND 73/27" with lot code D123226027.

-"20105 BEEF FINE GROUND 73/27" with the same lot code. Look for the establishment number "EST. 18076" inside the USDA mark of inspection on these products.

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The issue was discovered when a sample collected by a state public health partner tested positive for E. coli O103.

Symptoms of E. coli infection usually appear 2-8 days after consumption, with an average onset of 3-4 days.

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Consumers, distributors, and businesses that have purchased these recalled products for further processing are advised not to use or distribute them. Instead, they should discard the items or return them to the place of purchase.

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In cases of potential E. coli infection, individuals who have consumed the recalled products and develop symptoms should seek medical attention.

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