PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — New Seasons Market is recalling the fresh ground beef sold at three of its Portland-area stores after the meat was connected to a strain of E. Coli that made three people ill, said the Oregon Health Authority.
The recall is for the company’s Cedar Hills, North Lombard, and North Interstate stores, and includes beef with 5%, 10% and 20% fat content.
According to the OHA, the contaminated products were bought between October 19 and October 23. If you purchased ground beef from one of those locations within that time frame, throw it away immediately. The New Seasons Market has pulled the rest of the product from its meat counters.
The connection between the E. Coli bacteria and the fresh ground beef was made after tests conducted at the Oregon State Public Health Lab confirmed that the same strain of E. Coli was found in all three patients.
E. Coli causes a diarrhea-type sickness, that also includes bloody stools, said the OHA. Healthy adults can typically recover from the illness within a week, however it does pose greater risks to children and the elderly.
More information about the New Seasons Market beef recall can be found online here.
The OHA said all three people who were made sick from the contaminated beef are recovering.