Tuesday, July 23, 2024

HelloFresh meal kit health alert: possible E. coli contamination

Ground beef found in some HelloFresh meal kits could be associated with an E. coli illness. The USDA released a health alert over a recall since the products are not available for purchase any longer.

Meal kits with 10-ounce packages of 85%/15% lean ground beef were shipped to consumers between July 2 and 21, 2022. They contain the codes “EST#46841 L1 22 155” or “EST#46841 L5 22 155” on the packaging and have “EST.46841” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The feds and state public health partners are investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7, to which raw ground beef is a probable source of reported illnesses, according to a USDA press release.

Multiple cases were traced back to the ground beef produced at establishment M46841 and distributed by HelloFresh.

“Traceback of materials used to produce the ground beef is ongoing and FSIS continues to work with suppliers and public health partners on the investigation,” the released continued.

All consumers who purchased the meal kits containing the ground beef are encouraged to toss them in the trash or return to HelloFresh.

More information can be found at the USDA website; consumers can also call USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854). 

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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