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May 13, 2002

New Jersey Store Has Recalled Ground Beef

Englewood, NJ (SafetyAlerts) - United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, (FSIS) said that HanAhReum Corporation, doing business as Ah Reum Asian Mart has recalled approximately 20 pounds of fresh ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The ground beef products being recalled are foam trays of varying weights of Han Ah Reum "GROUND BEEF." Each package has a sell-by date of "MAY 10.02."

The ground beef was produced on May 7.

"Because of the potential hazard of foodborne illness from consumption of meat products contaminated with harmful bacteria such as E. coli O157:H7, I urge consumers who have purchased the suspect product not to eat it and return it to the place of purchase," said William J. Hudnall, acting FSIS administrator. "USDA is informing the public so consumers who may have purchased and stored the product in their refrigerators or freezers will know to check."

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, seniors 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 with questions about the recall may contact Sang Y. Shim, store manager, Han Ah Reum Asian Mart, at (201) 871-8822. Media with questions may contact Abel Ryu, director, HanAhReum Corporation, at (718) 381-5500, ext. 233

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