Contaminated beef is also called, a reminder to clean out refrigerators to keep the family safe

Nearly 94,000 pounds of ground beef have been recalled for safety reasons, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

On November 16, the department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a recall of 93,697 pounds of raw ground beef products at the Tyson Fresh Metz meat supplier facility in Amarillo, Texas.

The contaminated material was shipped to retailers across Texas, the FSIS reported on its dedicated website. The group said that Tyson Foods notified FSIS that it had received complaints from people who found a “mirror-like” substance in ground beef products they purchased.

Tyson Foods in Texas is recalling 94,000 pounds of hill country fare, ground beef

Items recalled include 10 lbs. and 5 lbs. Chops (ground beef) marked “HILL COUNTRY FARE GROUND BEEF 73% LEAN / 27% FAT” with “Best Before or Freeze By” date November 25, 2022 and 5 lbs. The chub labeled “BEEF HEB GROUND CHUCK GROUND GROUND 80% LEAN / 20% FAT.”

The FSIS also indicated items containing the organization number “EST. 245E”.

Nearly 94,000 pounds of ground beef products shipped to retailers in Texas have been recalled for safety reasons, according to the USDA.
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In a press release dated November 15 and shared with Fox News Digital, Tyson Foods said, “Tyson Fresh Meats is voluntarily recalling 93,679 pounds of ground beef products that could have been contaminated with mirror-like nuggets.”

The affected product was produced at its Amarillo, Texas facility On November 2, 2022, and distributed to one retail customer in Texas. No other ground beef products are affected by this voluntary recall and there have been no reports of injury or illness.”

It is not enough just to throw away contaminated food from the refrigerator due to food withdrawal.

The statement also noted, “Consumers with questions can contact Tyson’s Consumer Relations department at 1-855-382-3101 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.”

Food product care and contamination

With the Thanksgiving holiday almost here, friends and family are getting ready to cook and bring home food and recipe ingredients — so it’s important to stay safe.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) remind Americans that it is not enough to throw away contaminated foods from the refrigerator due to food recalls.

The CDC recently shared on Twitter: “When food is recalled due to germs like E. coli or Listeria, check your fridge.”

“Throw away the recalled food if you have it — and clean out your refrigerator immediately,” the CDC said.
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“Get rid of the recalled food if you have it — and clean out your fridge right away.”

The CDC added that germs from contaminated food can spread to shelves and drawers in the refrigerator.

“There are two different families of bacteria: pathogenic bacteria, the type that causes foodborne illness, and spoilage bacteria, which are the type of bacteria that spoil foods and cause unpleasant odors, tastes, and textures,” according to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) notes on their website. .

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People should also be careful about cross-contamination, such as cold cuts and surfaces in the refrigerator.

And it’s easier to be aware of spoilage bacteria, which thrive at lower temperatures and cause food to smell or taste bad, the USDA added.

“Even when contaminated beef is wrapped and placed in the refrigerator, people may not realize that they may have touched lunch meat and then touched a refrigerator door handle or opened a refrigerator drawer after making a sandwich,” Jennifer J. Quinlan, PhD, a professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, told Fox News Digital.

Learn about the “danger zone”

The USDA warns on its website that “bacteria grow rapidly between temperatures between 40°F and 140°F.”

Bacteria seen through a microscope.  The bacteria grow rapidly between temperatures between 40 degrees Fahrenheit and 140 degrees Fahrenheit, the USDA warns on its website.

Bacteria seen through a microscope. The bacteria grow rapidly between temperatures between 40 degrees Fahrenheit and 140 degrees Fahrenheit, the USDA warns on its website.
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This is known as the “danger zone”.

People may not be aware of the presence of pathogenic bacteria because they do not usually change the smell, taste, or appearance of food.

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And it’s easier to be aware of spoilage bacteria, which thrive at lower temperatures and cause food to smell or taste bad, the USDA added.

The USDA also said, “Most people won’t choose to eat spoiled food, but if they did, they probably wouldn’t get sick.”

“Listeria was also more likely to be present whenever the temperature in the refrigerator was above the recommended 40-45 degrees Fahrenheit.”

Some bacteria, such as Listeria monocytogenes, grow well in cold temperatures, so they may grow in the refrigerator, which can cause disease.

“Because listeria loves the cold, it can live in the refrigerator and you can touch it and contaminate other food that isn’t usually associated with listeria,” added Quinlan, who has researched bacterial contamination and foodborne pathogens found in home kitchens.

“So it really matters [the] potential for cross-contamination.

About 45% of homes tested positive in its study found the presence of foodborne pathogens, with listeria in 15% of homes found on refrigerator doors, shelves and meat drawers.

Some bacteria, such as Listeria monocytogenes, grow well in cold temperatures, so they may grow in the refrigerator, which can cause disease.

Some bacteria, such as Listeria monocytogenes, grow well in cold temperatures, so they may grow in the refrigerator, which can cause disease.
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“Listeria was also more likely to be present whenever the temperature in the refrigerator was above the recommended 40-45 degrees Fahrenheit,” Quinlan said.

“So making sure your refrigerator is running cold enough is also very important to stay safe,” she added.

“Do not leave food out of the refrigerator for more than two hours,” the CDC advised.

Here are five simple steps to keeping your fridge germ-free when food calls.

1. Discard the recalled food

Remember to first have the following items ready: resealable bags; Hot soapy water and clean towels.

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The first step is to get rid of the recalled food. Also, remember to throw away all food stored with her or that she has touched.

Place contaminated food in a sealed bag in the garbage, but if it is in a reusable container, wash the container with warm, soapy water before reusing it.

2. Empty the refrigerator

The second step is to remove all of the items in the refrigerator and set them aside on a flat surface.

(The ground beef is on the left, and the refrigerator cleaning process is on the right. Remember to wipe the shelves and drawers with a towel after cleaning.)

“Do not leave [food] out of the refrigerator for more than [two] hour,” the CDC advised.

3. Wash all items as well as removable parts in the refrigerator

The third step is to hand-wash all removable parts of the refrigerator with hot, soapy water, but “do not run cold glass shelves or drawers under hot water because glass can crack,” the CDC notes.

The agency reminds people to use hot, soapy water to wipe down any surface containing any items or parts of the refrigerator in the cleaning process.

“Let them come to room temperature first.”

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Then use a clean towel to dry the shelves and drawers.

4. Clean the inside of the refrigerator

The CDC said the fourth step is to clean the inside of the refrigerator with hot soapy water, then rinse it with clean water.

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“Don’t forget to wipe down the inside of doors and any drawers that can’t be removed.”

After using hot, soapy water, the CDC noted an optional step to sanitize your refrigerator with a solution of 1 tablespoon of liquid bleach in 1 gallon of water for further cleaning.

Also, remember to wash your hands with soap and water after you are done cleaning.

Also, remember to wash your hands with soap and water after you are done cleaning.
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Use a clean towel to dry the inside of the refrigerator.

5. Replace items carefully

The final step is to put all removed shelves, drawers, and items back into the refrigerator.

The agency reminds people to use hot, soapy water to wipe down any surface containing any items or parts of the refrigerator in the cleaning process.

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The CDC also advises, “Wash any towels you used to dry the refrigerator before using it again.”

Also, remember to wash your hands with soap and water after you are done cleaning.

Deirdre Reilly of Fox News Digital contributed to this article.

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