Almost 30,000 pounds of ground beef that was produced in Pennsylvania is being recalled because it is linked to a food poisoning outbreak that has sickened people in seven states.
Hannaford Supermarkets has alerted consumers that packages of Cargill 85 percent lean ground beef may be contaminated with Salmonella. The ground beef has "use or sell by" dates between May 29 and June 16. So far, there have been over 30 cases of foodborne illness in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Vermont.
Symptoms of Salmonella poisoning typically occur within 12-72 hours after eating contaminated food and can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fever, headaches, and vomiting. Young children, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems are especially vulnerable.