The Rochester Meat Company of Minnesota has voluntarily recalled 188,000 pounds of ground-beef patties and other meat products because of an E. coli scare. Six illnesses were reported, one in California and five in Wisconsin. This dangerous strain of E. coli — O157:H7 — can be potentially deadly for the elderly, the very young, and those with weakened immune systems. It can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration.
The beef was produced from Oct. 30 through Nov. 6, and was shipped nationwide for use in restaurants. For a complete list of recalled products, check out the USDA's website. If you have any questions about the recall, you can call the company's quality assurance manager at 507-529-4759.
Fit's Tip: If you think you may have consumed bad meat, call your doctor immediately.