Pinnacle Foods Inc. has recalled over 32,000 pounds of Armour heat-treated, shelf-stable beef products because they may be contaminated with staphylococcal enterotoxin and clostridial toxin.
The ready to eat beef product was produced on Jan. 2, 2018 and April 9, 2018. This product has a three-year shelf life.
The problem was discovered on April 27, 2018, during a food safety assessment at the establishment.
Symptoms are nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping, and diarrhea. Symptoms typically last up to 20 hours. With severe intoxication, there can be profound dehydration due to loss of fluids, shock, respiratory failure, and cardiovascular collapse. Some patients require hospitalization, with a five percent fatality rate, usually in the very young or the very old.
The products on this recall can be seen at this link—-Armour Dried Beef Recalled Products
Picture of the recalled products can be seen at this link—Armour Dried Beef Product Pictures
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 2AD” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
If you have any of these products, do not consume. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.