A massive recall of ground beef products has now expanded to more than 12 million pounds as of Tuesday, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. JBS Tolleson, Inc. is recalling 12,093,271 pounds of “non-intact, raw beef products” due to an outbreak of salmonella, the USDA announced.
The recalled beef products may be contaminated with salmonella, and this expansion doubles the previous amount recalled. Between Aug. 5 and Sept. 6, there were 57 cases of salmonella illness reportedly linked to this outbreak. Now, the number of cases has gone up to 246 confirmed from 26 states with illness reported July 26 to Sept. 7.