Fairbank Farms issues ground beef recall


Consumers in the United States are being advised to check their stocks of frozen meat following the death of an unidentified person from New Hampshire who had consumed ground beef that was possibly infected with E. coli bacteria.

According to U.S. health officials, the products were packaged between September 15-16 and may have been labeled with sell-by dates from September 19-28.

New York-based Fairbank Farms is voluntarily recalling more than half a million pounds of fresh ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli.

The products subject to recall and illnesses are centered in the Connecticut, Maine and Massachusetts areas.

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Fairbank Farms’ toll-free consumer hotline at 1-877-546-0122.

In a similar but unrelated case last week, South Shore Meats in Brockton recalled more than 1,000 pounds of hamburger and steak after several Rhode Island schoolchildren and adults got ill after eating tainted meat at a camp in Plymouth.

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