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May 4, 1999

All American Meats Recalls Coarse Ground Beef

Omaha, NE (SafetyAlerts) - All American Meats is voluntarily recalling coarse ground beef, in 10-pound chubs packed either 4 or 8 to a case, that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

The products subject to recall have a production date of 04-14-99, and a "sell-by" date of 04-28-99, and Est. #20420 is printed on each chub.

The recalled beef was distributed in New York City, Connecticut,  Illinois, Indian and Michigan.

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.

For Further Information, contact the Meat and Poultry Hotline, 1-800-535-4555 or
(202) 720-3333 (voice); 1-800-256-7072 (TTY)

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