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What 2 items have been recalled in Louisiana due to E. Coli?

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Two foods have been recalled due to E.coli.

Organic walnuts sold through Whole Foods

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Tuesday that a food safety alert has been issued due to an E. Coli outbreak linked to organic walnuts.

Louisiana is one of 19 states that distribute these walnuts to health food and cooperatives.

Gibson Farms, Inc. organic walnut halves and pieces have been recalled after 12 people from two different states became ill after consuming them.

According to CDC, seven people have been hospitalized and two people have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a condition that causes damage to blood vessels and clots in the kidneys and other organs.

All the sick people bought the contaminated food from bulk bins.

More: E. coli outbreak: Walnuts sold in at least 19 states linked to illnesses in California and Washington

Here’s what you need to know

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported that Gibson Farms, Inc. has recalled this product.

Follow these next tips to ensure your safety:

  • Check your due dates. These walnuts have an expiration date between May 21, 2025 and June 7, 2025.
  • Ask the store where you purchased your walnuts if they sell any recalled walnuts.

Only two stores in Louisiana received potentially contaminated walnuts: Whole Foods Market, Metairie, Louisiana and New Orleans Food, New Orleans, Louisiana. For the complete list of stores that may have received these walnuts, visit www.fda.gov.

Minced meat

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday that approximately 16,000 pounds of raw ground beef products may be contaminated with E. Coli.

Items were shipped to Walmart store locations nationwide.

Cargill Meat Solutions recalled the items after determining that separated products had been accidentally used in the production of ground beef.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, no confirmed illnesses have been reported.

More: Walmart Ground Beef Recalled Due to Possible E. Coli Contamination, 16,000 Pounds Affected

Which ground beef products have been recalled?

The raw ground beef products were produced from April 26 to April 27, 2024.

Here is a list of the recalled items (provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture):

  • £2.25. plastic wrapped containers containing “93% LEAN 7% FAT ALL NATURAL LEAN GROUND BEEF” with lot code 117 and location number “EST. 86P” printed on the back of the label.
  • £1.33. plastic-wrapped trays containing four “PRIME RIB BEEF STEAK BURGERS PATTIES” with lot code 118 and location number “EST. 86P” printed on the back of the label.
  • £2.25. plastic wrapped trays containing “85% LEAN 15% FAT ALL NATURAL ANGUS PREMIUM GROUND BEEF” with lot code 117 and location number “EST. 86P” printed on the back of the label.
  • £2.25. plastic wrapped trays containing “80% LEAN 20% FAT ALL NATURAL GROUND BEEF CHUCK” with lot code 118 and location number “EST. 86P” printed on the back of the label.
  • £1.33. plastic wrapped containers containing four “80% LEAN 20% FAT ALL NATURAL GROUND BEEF CHUCK PATTIES” with lot code 118 and location number “EST. 86P” printed on the back of the label.
  • £1.33. plastic wrapped containers containing four “90% LEAN 10% FAT ALL NATURAL GROUND BEEF SIRLOIN PATTIES” with lot code 118 and location number “EST. 86P” printed on the back of the label.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume and discard the products.

Symptoms of E. Coli

According to CDC, most people infected with E. Coli experience severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody), and vomiting. Symptoms usually begin three to four days after ingesting the bacteria.

Most people recover without treatment after five to seven days.

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Makenzie Boucher is a reporter at the Shreveport Times. Contact her at [email protected].