Mount Prospect grocery store recalls beef that may be contaminated with E. coli

Updated 3/19/2019 9:39 PM

La Rosita Fresh Market in Mount Prospect is recalling around 54 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Tuesday.

The raw ground beef items are ground in the store and packaged for consumers behind the meat counter in varying weights. The raw ground beef items were packed on March 13, 2019, and March 14, 2019, according to a news release issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Tuesday.


These items were only sold at La Rosita Fresh Market, which is at 1805 W. Algonquin Road in Mt. Prospect.

The problem was discovered on March 14 food safety investigators through routine product sampling. So far there have been no confirmed reports of anyone getting sick from the meat, according to authorities. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

Anyone concerned they consumed the possibly tainted beef should seek medical help. This strain of E. coli is potentially deadly. It can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps anywhere between two and eight days after exposure. While most people recover within a week, some people, especially the very young or very old, could have kidney failure.

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