Wednesday, September 28, 2011

E. coli contaminated beef products RECALLED

by:  Tara Fuller

Due to possible E. coli contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) are recalling approximately 131,300 pounds of Tyson Fresh Meats products sold at Kroger.

Products under the recall are stamped with Best Before or Freeze By date of Sept. 12, 2011; and 245D along the package seam. The products were produced on Aug. 23, 2011.  

  Recall includes the following:
  • 5-pound chubs of Kroger-brand ground beef packed in 40-pound cases containing eight chubs. Cases bear product code D-0211 QW. These products were shipped to distribution centers in Indiana and Tennessee.
  • 3-pound chubs of Butcher's Brand ground beef packed in 36-pound cases each containing 12 chubs. Cases bear product code D-0211 LWIF. These products were shipped to distribution centers in North and South Carolina.
  • 3-pound chubs of a generic label ground beef packed in 36-pound cases each containing 12 chubs. Cases bear product code D-0211 LWI. These products were shipped to distribution centers in Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Illinois, Indiana, Montana, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin
"E. coli is a bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and in severe cases, kidney failure. The very young, very old and persons with weak immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider."--ConsumerReports.org
If you have questions or concerns regarding the recall, please call 866-328-3156 or visit FSIS Web site. 

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