PM Beef Holdings expanded an E. coli recall to include 117,500 pounds of beef trimmings to make ground beef yesterday. The original recall was initiated after an E. coli outbreak among Byerly’s and Lunds customers in the Minneapolis area who had consumed ground beef products from the stores.
According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the recall comes after an E. coli outbreak that has sickened seven Twin Cities residents, who purchased and ate ground beef from either of the two stores. While those stores have already removed any potentially contaminated beef from their shelves, today’s move greatly expands the scope of the recall.
The beef trimmings in question were processed on March 27 at the PM Beef Holdings plant in Windom, and the USDA said it was shipped to distributors and retail outlets in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Arizona, Ohio and Virginia.