On Wednesday the U.S. federal agencies announced that a Canadian exotic meat distributor has recalled its massive batch of ground bison. The news of recall comes after the arrival of news revealing strains of E. coli infected 21 people across seven states. On Tuesday, Quebec’s Northfork Bison Distributions Inc. of Saint-Leonard has recalled a batch of meat. The CDC and the FDA noted the meat probably has strains of E. coli, namely O121 and O103. The recall includes the meat deployed in regions of the eastern and central United States. As per the CDC, the list of epidemic affected areas include Florida, Michigan, Missouri, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.
The CDC noted among no one has died among infected people, but eight people have been admitted to hospitals. Besides, the sickened people reported eating bison at both hotels and their home. Distributors had bought the recalled meat as ground bison and meat patties described as Buffalo or Bison Burgers. Besides, retailers had purchased ground bison in 4-ounce burger patties. Thus CDC notifies of the recalled products to people who might have bought the product. It recommends people not to consume meat. People can also return the ground bison to stores and get their money back.
Even more, the CDC recommends that consumers should wash and disinfect places where they had stored the products included in the recall. The American health protection agency also suggests cooking the bison burgers at an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Addedly, the agency recommends restaurants and retailers to check their stock to verify if they have any recalled product. Severe cramps in the stomach, diarrhea, and vomiting indicate an E. coli infection. Those signs last for five days to a week. So the people experiencing symptoms should visit their healthcare expert.