Health officials issue warning for deer meat sold by Lorain County business

Health officials issue warning for deer meat sold by Lorain County business

LORAIN COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - The Lorain County General Health District has a warning for anyone who purchased or received deer meat processed at Ketchem's Country Meats during the 2016-2017 hunting season.

The district is urging anyone who may fall into that category to call 440-322-6367.

Officials say it's a preventative measure.

There have been no reported cases of foodborne illnesses associated with Ketchem's as of Wednesday.

While investigating an odor nuisance, public health professionals found that the facility did not have water or electricity for refrigeration and yet was still processing deer. In order to prevent foodborne illness, all perishable foods must be properly refrigerated.

Ketchem's is located at 17333 Avon Belden Rd., Grafton.

For more information about foodborne illness prevention and symptoms, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at CDC.gov/FoodSafety.

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