SHERMAN, Conn. — The Sherman IGA in Sherman is one of 14 stores in the state that may have received beef from a slaughterhouse associated with an E. coli outbreak, according to the Connecticut Department of Public Health.
The state Department of Public Health released the list Friday of Connecticut farms identified by the U.S.Department of Agriculture as having received beef from Adams Farm Slaughterhouse in Athol, Mass.
Beef products from the slaughterhouse were recalled after two people from Connecticut were hospitalized — and five more were sickened in other states — in an outbreak of E. coli. The products were sold to farmers markets, retail stores and restaurants in Connecticut and neighboring states.
The USDA said the "list may not include all retail locations that have received the recalled product or may include retail locations that did not actually receive the recalled product."
Connecticut DPH encourages consumers and retailers who have leftover beef, veal or bison products purchased from local farmers markets or directly from a farm in Connecticut to check the USDA plant code number printed on the label. Product specific information can also be found by clicking here .
Items from Adams’ Slaughterhouse are labeled with #5497. Consumers who do not have access to original packaging can contact the farm or retailer where they purchased the meat.
The Connecticut Department of Agriculture is also working with farmers markets to determine whether any vendors have had any animals processed at the Adams Slaughterhouse.
On its Facebook page, Truelove Farm in Morris posted that it was affected by the recall. Truelove sells products at the Monroe Farmers Market.
"We are extremely sorry to inform you that a beef recall was widened to include the most recent beef from our farm," the post said. "Please check any Truelove Farms' beef packages that you may have to see if they have the following lot numbers on the label: 122461, 120961. If so, please do not consume this meat. Please return it to us at the farm or farmers' markets."
The other retailers in Connecticut on the list are:
- Brookside Cattle Company, Brooklyn
- 2 Campbell Farm Stand, Griswold
- Davis IGA, Kent,
- Devon Point Farm, Woodstock
- Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm, Moosup
- Hayes Dairy, North Granby
- Maple View Farm, Granby
- Ox Hollow Farm,Roxbury
- Sherman, IGA, 15 Route 39, Sherman
- Stonyledge Farm, North Stonington
- Truelove Farms, Morris
- Valley View Farm, Stafford Springs
- Vincent Farm, Canterbury
- Whippoorwill Farm, Lakeville
If you have already consumed the recalled product and believe you may have developed symptoms, contact your physician.
E. coli infection can result in severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody), vomiting, and fever. Most people feel better within five to seven days. Some infections are very mild, but others are severe or even life-threatening.