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October 14, 2002

California Store Has Recalled Ground Beef

Yuba City, CA (SafetyAlerts) - U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said that WinCo Foods has recalled approximately 80 pounds of fresh ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The products being recalled are 1 to 2-lb. and 5-lb. packages of:

"WinCo Foods, EXTRA LEAN GROUND BEEF, EXTRA LEAN GROUND BEEF 1-2#, 14% MAX FAT."
"WinCo Foods, EXTRA LEAN GROUND BEEF, EXTRA LEAN GROUND BEEF, 5#, 14% MAX FAT."
Each label also bears the sell-by date of Oct. 10.

The ground beef was produced on Oct. 8 and distributed to customers of the Franklin Road store in Yuba City.


"Because of the potential hazard of foodborne illness from consumption of meat products contaminated with harmful bacteria such as E. coli O157:H7, I urge consumers not to eat the suspect product but to return it to the place of purchase," said Dr. Garry L. McKee, FSIS administrator. "USDA is informing the public so consumers can check their refrigerators or freezers for the product."

The problem was discovered through routine microbiological testing. FSIS has received no reports of illnesses. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician.

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacteria that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. The very young, seniors and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.

Media and consumers with questions about the recall may contact Chuck Miller, WI Vice President for Meat Operations, at (503) 982-4900.

 
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