City Market recalls ground beef |

City Market recalls ground beef

Denver-based City Market/King Soopers is recalling nearly a half-million pounds of ground beef that could be infected with salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today.

Fourteen illnesses in Colorado have been linked to the beef sold between May 23 and June 23. Summit County has two City Market stores – one in Dillon and the other in Breckenridge.

The beef is labeled with the USDA establishment number “EST. 6250” on the front of the package and sold retail in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, according to the USDA.

Inspectors are urging King Sooper’s customers to check their freezers for beef that might be included in the recall.

King Soopers has established a recall hotline: 1-800-632-6900.

Salmonellosis is one of the most common food-related illnesses, but infections can be life-threatening for those with weak immune systems, such as babies, the elderly, chemotherapy patients or people with HIV, according to the USDA.

The most common effects are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever. Those with the illness also can experience chills, headache, nausea and vomiting. Symptoms can last up to seven days, the USDA said.

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