JBS Tolleson Inc., an Arizona-based unit of Brazil’s JBS S/A JBSAY, -0.64% JBSS3, -0.32% is recalling over 6.5 million pounds of beef, citing potential Salmonella Newport contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said the raw, non-intact beef items, including ground beef, were packaged between July 26 and Sept. 7, and bear the establishment number “EST. 267” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The items were shipped to nationwide retail locations. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) said it is concerned the recalled beef could be frozen, and recommends consumers throw it away or return it to the place of purchase. JBS’s U.S.-listed shares have shed 21% year to date through Wednesday, while the S&P 500 SPX, +0.07% has gained 9.4%.
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