E. coli in ground-beef sample prompts Tyson recall

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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DAKOTA CITY, Neb. – Wholesale, commodity packages of ground beef chuck totaling 40,948 lbs. produced at Tyson Fresh Meats Inc.’s Dakota City, Neb., plant are being voluntarily recalled after a sample of the product analyzed by the US Department of Agriculture was determined to contain E. coli O157:H7. No illnesses have been associated with consuming this product.

Recalled products include 80-lb. boxes containing eight, 10-lb. chubs of 80/20 fine ground beef chuck. Each box contains “Est. 245C” inside the USDA mark of inspection and a production code of D-0381-BH.

Produced Oct. 24, the “best before or freeze by” date of the recalled product is Nov. 13, which appears on the clear film casing of each 10-lb. chub. Although most of the affected product has most likely been consumed, Tyson is contacting its customers to ensure all suspect product is removed from the food-supply chain.

Food distributors in 16 states received the suspect product including Associated Grocers, Baton Rouge, La.; Affiliated Kenosha, Kenosha, Wis.; J.H. Harvey, Green Cove Spring, Fla.; Merchants Distributors Inc., Hickory, NC; AWG Goodlettsville, Goodlettsville, Tenn.; AWG Southaven, Southaven, Miss.; TOPCO Associates, Skokie, Ill.; Glen Rose Meat Co., Vernon, Calif.; Young & Stout Inc., Bridgeport, W. Va.; Institution Food House Inc., Florence, SC; G&C Food Distributors, Syracuse, NY; Southern Foods, Bowling Green, Ky.; Supervalu, Xenia, Ohio; Dutch Creek Foods, Sugarcreek, Ohio; Institution Food House Inc., Hickory, NC; J. Winkler & Sons Inc., Dale, Ind.; ACC Distributors, Leesburg, Ga.; Scariano Bros. LLC, Hammond, La.; Wood Fruitticher Grocery Co. Inc., Birmingham, Ala.; PFG Powell Co., Cairo, Ga.; and Tampa Steak Inc., Tampa Fla.

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