NORWALK, Ohio—On May 21, 2019, Huron County Public Health (HCPH) collected a routine water sample from Rosperts Market, of Norwalk. On June 18, 2019, laboratory results indicated that the sample tested positive for E. Coli and failed to meet the Ohio Department of Health’s standards for private water systems in Ohio. Due to the positive test result, Rosperts Market, who is inspected by the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA), has announced a voluntary recall of approximately 22,778 pounds of beef, pork, and lamb products sold. A full listing of affected products can be found in the official ODA recall.
HCPH is working with the ODA to remedy the situation and has contacted all Huron County licensed food and retail establishments to notify them of the recall. Smith’s Country Counter, the retail facility located at Rosperts Market, has also voluntarily discarded the recalled product to ensure food safety.
HCPH urges the public to not consume products affected by the recall. E.coli can cause stomach cramping, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, which is often bloody. At this time there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to eating the recalled products. To report an adverse reaction contact HCPH at 419-668-1652 Ext. 258. Anyone experiencing symptoms or that is ill should contact their healthcare provider.
More information can also be found at www.huroncohealth.com and https://agri.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/oda/divisions/meat-inspection/recalls/recall-rospertsmeatsllc and https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/index.html.