Adams Farm Slaughterhouse, LLC., an Athol, Mass., establishment, is recalling approximately 2,574 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. A sample of the recalled ground beef tested positive for E. coli O157:H7 in the wake of an epidemiological investigation initiated by Massachusetts into the illness of one resident. Are there more illnesses?
This is the second ground time in the last several months that Massachusetts citizens have been caught in the midst of a ground beef recall. In November, ground beef from a New York ground beef company called Fairbank Farms was recalled due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination. That outbreak caused at least 8 people in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to become infected with E. coli O157:H7.