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Missouri Meat Processor Recalls Beef and Pork Products for Possible E. Coli

Cloud’s Meats, Inc., of Carthage, MO, is voluntarily recalling beef and pork products that may possibly be contaminated with E. coli after positive test results in samples of items produced in mid-November.

According to a Dec. 2 news release, the samples were taken during routine testing conducted by the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Meat and Poultry Inspection Program on Nov. 14 and analyzed by the Department’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Springfield.

The Jasper County meat processor is voluntarily recalling approximately 1,450 pounds of meat, including ground beef and pork, sausage and steaks. The recalled products are marked with the code “318” and labeled with Clouds Meats Inc. or Cloud’s Smoked Meats.

Recalled items include 1,052 pounds of ground beef, 158 pounds of pork sausage, 152 pounds of ground pork, and 96 pounds of tenderized minute steak and tenderized round steak.

Company records indicate that the products were not listed as distributed for retail sale. However, anyone who may have the products listed above should return any unused portion to the business at 2013 S. Paradise Lane in Carthage.

Anyone concerned about an illness should contact their health-care provider.

Food contaminated with E. coli may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps, and watery to bloody diarrhea. In severe cases of illness, some people may have seizures or strokes, need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis, or live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases, the illness can be fatal.

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  • Reader

    Better go read the press release, it wasn’t O157, it was non O157 STECs. I believe the first of its kind since Marler’s push to get them recognized as adulterants.

  • clarence hodges, jr.

    And people often ask me, “Why are you a vegetarian?” The proof is in the pudding.