PORTLAND — Portland grocery chain New Seasons Market says ground beef sold as recently as last week may have been contaminated with E. coli bacteria and must be recalled. The Oregon Health Authority has identified a fourth person sickened in the outbreak. The agency said all four have recovered.
New Seasons issued a recall notice, initially covering beef with “Sell By” dates from Oct. 23-26. Thursday, New Seasons said tests showed beef sold Nov. 8 was contaminated.
The supermarket chain says customers should return it for a refund; receipts are not required.
E. coli can cause diarrhea and bloody stools. In serious cases, victims may develop kidney failure that can permanently damage the organ and sometimes result in death. The young and elderly are especially vulnerable.