RECALL ALERT: Ground bison products recalled in multi-state E. coli outbreak

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(CBS & CNN) – You may want to check your freezer. Several agencies are investigating a multi-state E. coli outbreak linked to ground bison.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the ground bison and bison patties are supplied by Northfork Bison Distributions Inc. in Saint-Leonard, Quebec, Canada, is likely the cause of the outbreak.

Northfork Bison Distributions Inc. is voluntarily recalling its bison products, including ground bison known as Bison Ground and ground bison patties known as Bison/Buffalo Burgers. CDC officials said they were produced between Feb. 22, 2019, and April 30, 2019.

According to the recall, the products were distributed across the eastern and central United States.

It is advised distributors, retailers and restaurants not use or serve recalled ground bison.

Do not eat anything prepared using recalled products. If you have recalled ground bison in your home, throw the product away or return it to the store for a refund.

CDC officials said no deaths have been reported from the strains of E. coli linked to this recall.

The FDA said it regulates bison meat because “the authority is not assigned specifically to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service in the Federal Meat Inspection Act.”

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