Yikes! This week in food recalls…

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(CNN) – From the kitchen to the driveway, there were some significant recalls this past week that you may have missed. Read on to see some of the things you may need to throw away or get fixed.

About 6.9 million pounds of beef products were recalled this week because they may be contaminated with salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said.

Arizona-based meat producer  JBS Tolleson, Inc., recalled the products, which were sold nationwide under brand names including Walmart, Cedar River Farms Natural Beef, Showcase, Showcase/Walmart and JBS Generic.

Fifty-seven cases of salmonella illness were reported in 16 states between August 5 and September 6, and health officials identified JBS as the common supplier of raw ground beef that’s believed to have been the source of the illnesses.

The recalled products were packaged between July 26 and September 7. The USDA inspection mark on the packaging of the recalled products contains the establishment number “EST. 267.”

The inspection service said it is concerned that some of the product may still be in people’s freezers. “These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase,” it said.

Ready-to-eat ham has been linked to listeriosis

More than 89,000 pounds of ready-to-eat ham products should be returned or thrown away because of possible listeria contamination.

The Johnston County Hams products were recalled this week after health officials linked them to an outbreak of listeriosis, the Food Safety and Inspection Service said Wednesday.

The recalled items were produced between April 3, 2017, and October 2, and shipped to distributors in Maryland, North Carolina, New York, South Carolina and Virginia. The products include Johnston County Hams Inc. country-style fully cooked boneless deli ham and the Old Dominion brand ole fashioned sugar-cured premium full cooked country ham. (See full list.)

Four people in North Carolina and Virginia were confirmed ill with listeriosis — one of whom died — between July 8, 2017, and August 11, the inspection service said.

Eggs are causing salmonella infections

And there was an update about a recall from last month involving eggs that still could be in people’s fridges.

The US Food and Drug Administration said this week that eggs from Gravel Ridge Farms in Cullman, Alabama, have been linked to 38 cases of salmonella in seven states.

The cage-free large eggs, sold in stores in Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama, were recalled in September after illnesses were confirmed.

The recalled eggs have a UPC code of 7-06970-38444-6 and best-by dates of July 25 through October 3. A list of locations where the eggs were sold can be found on the recall announcement.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that the eggs should not be eaten, sold or served. They should be thrown away or returned to the store where they were purchased.By Jason Hanna

CNN’s Debra Goldschmidt and Naomi Thomas contributed to this report.

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