Notification Report 030-99
June 11, 1999
Durham Meat Company Recalls Ground
Beef for Institutional Use
Chicago, IL (SafetyAlerts)
- Durham Meat Company is voluntarily recalling "Ground Beef 80-20" packaged in 5
pound tubes (chubs) and "ground beef patties" packaged in 10 pound packages. The
product was sold for institutional use only and may be contaminated with E. coli O157:
Production Dates/Identifying Codes:
All recalled products were produced on June 3, 1999. The tubes, packages
and boxes bear Establishment 0670 in the mark of inspection. The fresh ground beef 80-20
was marked with the date of production (box date 6-3-99) and code # 1379 on the boxes. The
fresh ground beef patties were marked with the Julian date (box date 154) on the boxes.
Problem/Reason for Recall:
The product may be contaminated with E. coli O157: H7.
FSIS samples tested on June 3, 1999, were found positive for E. coli
O157: H7. The positive sample was collected as part of FSIS routine verification
activities and found positive on June 10, 1999.
Establishment 0670 / P-2855
Durham Meat Company
160 Sunol Street
San Jose, CA 95126
Mr. Larry Flocchini, (408-291-3600)
Local San Francisco Bay Area (North County), California
Recall Notification Level:
Direct Notification Means:
The company has contacted their distributors by telephone and in writing.
FSIS Followup Activities:
The District Enforcement Operations will perform effectiveness checks.
Other Agencies Involved:
Consumers: Meat and Poultry Hotline,
1-800-535-4555 or (202) 720-3333 (voice);
Media: (202) 720-3897