E. coli contamination leads to ground beef recall

by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
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WASHINGTON – All American Meats Inc., Omaha, Neb., launched a recall of 167,427 lbs. of ground beef products on concerns of E. coli O157:H7 contamination, the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the US Dept. of Agriculture reported.

FSIS discovered the problem on Oct. 30 during in-commerce surveillance program testing. A positive test result for E. coli O157:H7 was traced back to All American Meats. FSIS said there have been no confirmed reports of illness or adverse reaction due to consumption of the ground beef products.

The items were produced on Oct. 16 and bear the establishment number “EST. 20420” inside the USDA mark of inspection. FSIS said the products were shipped to retail locations nationwide. The agency expressed concern that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. FSIS is urging consumers to discard affected products or return them to the place of purchase.

Products subject to the recall include:

• 80-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef 80% Lean 20% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 62100.

• 80-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef 73% Lean 27% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 60100.

• 60-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef Round 85% Lean 15% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 68560.

• 60-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef Chuck 81% Lean 19% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 68160.

• 60-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef Chuck 81% Lean 19% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 63130.

• 80-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef Chuck 81% Lean 19% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 63100.
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