National Beef Packing Co. recalls ground meat

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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LIBERAL, Kan. – National Beef Packing Co. recalled approximately 50,000 lbs. of ground beef products on concerns the meat may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) reported July 31.

Routine FSIS monitoring uncovered the problem. A test of product came back positive for E. coli O157:H7 and an investigation determined that National Beef Packing Co. was the sole supplier of source materials used to produce the contaminated product. No illnesses have been reported.

The products subject to the recall include:

• 10 lb. chub of “National Beef” 93/ 7 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 0707
• 10 lb. chub of “NatureSource” 80/20 Fine Ground Chuck, Product Code 7031
• 10 lb. chub of “NatureSource” 85/15 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7054
• 10 lb. chub of “NatureSource” 90/10 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7344
• 10 lb. chub of “NatureSource” 93/ 7 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7004
• 10 lb. chub of “NatureWell 80/20 Fine Ground Chuck, Product Code 7484
• 10 lb. chub of “NatureWell” 85/15 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7454
• 10 lb. chub of “NatureWell” 90/10 Fine Ground Sirloin, Product Code 7577
• 10 lb. chub of “NatureWell” 93/7 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7404

All the products bear the establishment number “EST. 208A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on July 18 and were shipped in 40 to 60 lb. cases to retailers, wholesalers, and food service distributors nationwide.
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