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December 14, 1998

Recall Notification Report

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE

Product(s) Recalled: Ground Beef produced by Cub Foods, a retail store in Naperville, Illinois
Production Dates/Identifying Codes: Consumer packages 1-lb., 2-lb., and 10-lb. packages produced on December 07, 1998, marked with sell-by date December 08, 1998
Problem/Reason for Recall: Possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7
How/When Discovered;
Federal Establishment:
A routine FSIS monitoring sample for retail establishments was found positive for E. coli O157:H7.
Corporate Contact: Deborah Erickson, 612-828-4007
Quantity Recalled: Approximately 1000 lbs.
Distribution: Local Greater Chicago area
Recall Classification: Class I
Recall Notification Level: To consumer level
Press Release: Issued by Cub Foods with the assistance of Illinois Department of Public Health and FSIS
Direct Notification Means: Cub Foods contacting consumers through its press release.
FSIS Followup Activities: Source trace back sampling
Other Agencies Involved: Illinois Department of Public Health
FSIS Contacts:
  • Compliance/Recall Coordinator: 202-418-8872
  • Emergency Response: 202-501-7521
  • Media Inquiries: 202-720-3897
  • Congressional Inquiries: 202-720-3897
  • Consumer Inquiries: 1-800-535-4555
Date of Recall Meeting: December 14, 1998
Recall Case Number: EP-042-98