Ohio Firm Has Recalled Ground Beef
Sharonville, OH (SafetyAlerts)
- U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said
that Green Bay Dressed Beef, doing business as American Foods Group has recalled
106,000 pounds of fresh and frozen ground beef products that may be
contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
The products subject to recall are 1 to 3 lb. trays of:
"Kroger, Beef Ground, Ground Sirloin Patties."
"Kroger, Beef Ground, Ground Round Patties."
"Kroger, Beef Ground, Ground Chuck Patties."
"Kroger, Beef Ground, Ground Beef Patties."
"Kroger, KROGER BETTER CHOICE LEAN BEEF."
"Kroger, LEAN GROUND BEEF, 91/09."
"Kroger, GROUND BEEF CHUCK, 80/20."
"Meijer, GROUND BEEF CHUCK."
Each of these products bears the establishment number "EST. 20983" inside
the USDA seal of inspection.
The products were produced on January 24 and distributed to retail stores in
Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina,
Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
"Because of the potential hazard of foodborne illness from consumption of
meat products contaminated with harmful bacteria such as E. coli O157:H7,
consumers should check to see if they have the recalled product and return
it to the point of purchase," said Dr. Garry L. McKee, FSIS administrator.
This action is being taken based on the results of laboratory samples
collected by the state of Ohio in response to several illnesses in that
state. The recalled product has not been linked to E. coli-related illnesses
there. 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 with questions about the recall may contact Jim Mulhern, company media
representative, at (202) 496-2468. Consumers with questions about the recall
may contact Sally VandeHei, company consumer representative, at (800)