Update: Salmonella Beef Recall
CDC: 333 PEOPLE IN 28 STATES SICKENED BY SALMONELLA-TAINTED BEEF
(CNN) – A salmonella outbreak linked to recalled beef continues to grow.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 87% people have been sickened with salmonella linked to the tainted beef.
That brings the number of people sickened to more than 330 in 28 states since August.
91 of those affected have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported.
JBS Tolleson has recalled more than 12 million pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with salmonella.
The beef was produced and packaged between July 26th and September 7th, and sold in more than 100 stores nationwide.
The CDC is asking consumers to check their freezers for any stored beef.
If the beef has the establishment code “EST 267”, it should be thrown out or returned to where it was bought.