Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), today warned consumers not to eat ground beef products recalled by Renna’s Meat Market of Fresno because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, which can cause serious illness.
The ground beef products have been distributed to several restaurants and stores in the Fresno area. A list of retail-level distribution is available at www.cdph.ca.gov. The list will be updated as the investigation continues.
The ground beef products bear the establishment number "EST. 27365" inside the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) mark of inspection. Approximately 780 pounds of the ground beef has been recalled.
E. coli O157:H7 infection often causes abdominal cramps and diarrhea, sometimes bloody. Those most at risk for serious complications of this foodborne illness include young children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. Consumers with any of these symptoms should contact their health care provider.
Consumers with recalled products should either throw the product away or return it to point of purchase.