Customers who received HelloFresh delivery in July are being warned to throw out any ground beef they still have in their freezer due to an E. coli risk contamination.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture issued a public health notice Saturday for any meal kits shipped between July 2 and July 21.
The ground beef in question is labeled 85% lean/15% fat with the codes “EST#46481 L1 22 155” or “EST#46481 L5 22 155” on the box.
An official recall was not issued because the meat was no longer available for purchase.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking into an E. coli outbreak. According to the FSIS, an E. coli incident has occurred, and “several” patients have reported consuming ground beef from HelloFresh kits.
According to the CDC, symptoms of E. coli infection include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting. Some folks get a fever as well.
Most persons who have been poisoned experience symptoms within three to four days.