New recall includes raw beef sold at Kentucky and Indiana Kroger stores

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According to the USDA, "the raw, non-intact beef items, including ground beef, were packaged on various dates from July 26, 2018 to September 7, 2018".

The USDA says 57 people from 16 states have reported getting sick.

Another 5.1 millions of pounds of ground beef have been pulled from shelves as health officials struggle to contain a nationwide salmonella outbreak. An additional 16 case patients provided receipts or shopper card numbers for product traceback investigations, and at least three salmonella patients had JBS ground beef not part of the October 4 recall. "267" inside the USDA mark of inspection, and were shipped nationwide. "These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase", the recall notice states. The illness can stretch from four to seven days.

The recalled beef products may be contaminated with salmonella, and this expansion doubles the previous amount recalled.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said the products from JBS Tolleson, Inc.

The full list of recalled products is available online.

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Beef bought, frozen, then used clearly was involved in the later illnesses in the outbreak, on which the CDC last released figures November 15.

They said no raw poultry or meat is sterile so officials recommend always cooking the meat to a safe internal temperature as the cooking process kills the salmonella. Most people recover without treatment in less than a week, but some may require hospitalization for dehydration.

Beef in freezers, however, still worries the USDA and Centers for Disease Control. Not all who eat infected meat will get sick, but they can pass the infection on to others. "Other cuts of beef should be cooked to a temperature of 145°F and allowed to rest for at least 3 minutes", USDA said.

Eating food contaminated with salmonella can lead to diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever.

Anyone with questions about this recall can call JBS at 800-727-2333.

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