Ground Beef Recall: National Beef recalls 22,737 pounds of ground beef products due to E. coli scareBy Angel Cuala on Jun 20, 2013 in Food, Health, United States •
Updated: August 2, 2013 2:00 p.m.
National Beef Packing Co. announced this Tuesday, June 18, 2013 a voluntary ground beef recall, affecting approximately 22,737 pounds of raw ground beef products. These products were believed to be potentially contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The list of affected products can be found below.
National Beef Co. ground beef
According to a press release issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture‘s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), they discovered the problem during their routine monitoring, wherein a positive result for E. coli was detected. So far, there were no reports of illnesses related to the said recall.
As noted in the report at NationalBeef.com, the recalled products were produced on May 25, 2013, and have a “Use by/Freeze by” date of Friday. June 14, 2013. They were shipped in clear, 10 pound chubs, and were distributed to different wholesale and retailers, as well as to military commissaries.
National Beef emphasized that they are fully cooperating with respective authorities in investigating this issue thoroughly. They are also now informing their customers who have purchased the recalled products, which are listed below.
• 10 lb. packages of “National Beef” 80/20 Coarse Ground Chuck, package code “0481.”
• 10 lb. packages of “National Beef” 81/19 Coarse Ground Beef, package code “0421.”
• 10 lb. packages of “National Beef” 80/20 Fine Ground Chuck, package code “0484.”
With this, FSIS strongly suggests all consumers to prepare their raw meat products safely, including fresh and frozen products; and to consume ground beef that has only been cooked to a temperature of 160° F. For more information about this latest ground beef recall, the public is being invited to contact National Beef at (877) 857-4143.
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