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Recall Notification Report 038-98
November 20, 1998

Recall Notification Report

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

Product(s) Recalled: Glenmark and Swift-Armour frozen ground beef patties;

The following products with codes listed in the press release are being recalled:

  • President’s Choice Beef Patties, 3-oz patties in 3-lb packages with date codes: 8179 followed by 16-24;
  • President’s Choice Thick and Juicy Beef Patties, 5.3-oz patties in 2-lb packages with the date codes: 8195 followed by the letters A through H;
  • Glenmark 100% Pure Ground Beef Steak Eater’s Beef in 3-lb packages with the date codes: 1768 followed by 23 and 24; 1778 followed by 18 through 24; 1828 followed by 08 through 23; 1878 followed by 07; 1918 followed by 15 through 23; 1958 followed by 22 through 24; and 1968 followed by 08 through 23;
  • Glenmark Cookout Burgers in 3-lb packages and 2-lb packages with the date codes: 1758 followed by 08 through 15; 1778 followed by 08 through 17; and 1878 followed by 07 through 15;
  • Glenmark The Great Grillsby Mildly Seasoned Beef Patties in 3-lb packages with the date codes: 1768 followed by 08 through 23; and 1898 followed by 07 through 15;
  • Ground Beef Patties, P&C Foods, in 3-lb packages with date codes: 1828 followed by 22 or 23;
  • Big M Supermarket Ground Beef Patties in 3-lb packages with date codes: 1828 followed by 19 through 21;
  • Armour Premium Beef Burgers in 3-lb packages and 1.5-lb packages with date codes: 8175; 8182; 8187; 8189; 8190; 8191; 8196; 8197.
Production Dates/Identifying Codes: June 24 through July 15 production. Positive sample was from July 10, 1998, production
Problem/Reason for Recall: Possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7
How/When Discovered: Illness in Albany, N.Y. prompted sampling.
Federal Establishment: Est. 2504, Glenmark Industries Ltd, Chicago, Ill.
Corporate Contact: David Van Kampen, president, Glenmark Industies, 1-888-611-4330
Quantity Recalled: 601,000 pounds, of which 366,000 pounds was packaged for retail sale
Distribution: Nationwide
Recall Classification: Class I
Recall Notification Level: To consumer level
Press Release: FSIS-98-RC-21
Direct Notification Means: Company contacting distributors
FSIS Followup Activities: Effectiveness checks
Other Agencies Involved: None
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: November 20, 1998
Recall Case Number: EP-038-98