The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced a recall for the following ground beef products that were produced on July 24 and July 25, 2017:
- Bread & Butter Farm Ground Beef — 1-lb. vacuum sealed packages with Lot #072517BNB and Lot #072417BNB.
The recalled ground beef is marked with establishment number “EST. 9558” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were sold at Bread & Butter farm in Shelburne, Vermont.
The recall was announced after FSIS determined that cooked beef burgers served at an event at Bread & Butter Farm were the probable source of 2 reported illnesses in Vermont with illness onset dates of September 18, 2017 and September 23, 2017.
E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps for an average of 3-4 days after exposure to the organism.
Most people recover within a week, but some develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). The symptoms include easy bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output. Anyone who experiences these symptoms should seek emergency medical care.
For more information about the recall, call owner Carl Cushing at (802) 877-3421.