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Recall Notification Report 040-98
November 30, 1998

Recall Notification Report

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

Product(s) Recalled: 10 lb. chubs of fresh ground beef, ground beef patties, and frozen ground beef patties
Production Dates/Identifying Codes: November 23, 1998 production. No codes.
Problem/Reason for Recall: E. coli O157:H7
How/When Discovered: through routine FSIS microbiological monitoring
Federal Establishment: #04308 M
M & W Packing, Inc.
426 West 14th St.
New York, NY 10014
Corporate Contact: Moshe Benous
Quantity Recalled: 8500 lbs.
Distribution: To wholesale distributors
Recall Classification: Class I
Recall Notification Level: To user level
Press Release: No
Direct Notification Means: Company contacting customers
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 30, 1998
Recall Case Number: EP-040-98