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April 30, 2002

Michigan Firm Has Recalled Ground Beef

Detroit, MI. (SafetyAlerts) - United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, (FSIS) said that Grill Meat Products has recalled approximately 145 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The ground beef products being recalled are:

10-pound plastic bags of ?GRILL MEAT PRODUCTS GROUND BEEF,? and
Each package bears the establishment number ?10300? inside the USDA seal of inspection.

The ground beef was produced on April 24, and distributed to restaurants, taverns, and bars in Wayne County, Mich.

?Because of the potential hazard of foodborne illness from consumption of meat products contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, we want consumers to be aware of the recall,? said William Hudnall, acting FSIS administrator. ?Diners may wish to ask if meals made with ground beef contain the recalled product.?

The problem was discovered through routine FSIS microbiological sampling.

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacteria that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. The very young, the elderly, and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.

FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall may contact Robert Dumont, company co-owner, at (313) 535-0665.

Consumers with food safety questions can phone the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-800-535-4555. The hotline can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday, and recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day

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