*WARNING*: Major Beef Recall Just Before Memorial Day

Meat department in a supermarket

Memorial Day has traditionally been for parades for remembering soldiers who we’ve lost, but it’s also a big weekend for BBQ and throwing some food on the grill. But, this Memorial Day you should double check your meat products before you start grilling.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued a recall for more than 62,000 pounds of raw beef due to E. coli concerns.

That’s a lot of meat that can affect nearly anyone in the United States. Here’s what else to keep in mind:

The meat was packaged at the Aurora Packing Company, Inc in North Aurora, Illinois on April 19, but was shipped nationwide for distribution.

According to the USDA’s announcement, the products being recalled have the establishment number “EST. 788” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The recall includes more than 40 products, most of which are cuts of steak, like ribeyes, as well as ribs and brisket cuts.

Oh no! Not the ribs! Yes, ribs too.

Here is a full list of the meat that may be affected

Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2–8 days (3–4 days, on average) after exposure the organism. While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). This condition can occur among persons of any age but is most common in children under 5-years old and…