November 1, 2000Badgerland Meat Recalls Ground
WI (SafetyAlerts) - Badgerland Meat
and Provisions is voluntarily recalling approximately 750 pounds of ground beef that may
be contaminated with E. Coli 0157:H7.
The ground beef products subject to this Class I recall
- "Wisconsin Premier FRESH GROUND BEEF
PATTIES," in 1.5 lb. retail packages of 6 patties, 4 oz. each. Each package bears the
establishment number "Est 1267" inside the USDA seal of inspection; and
- 10 lb. to 40 lb. boxes of "GROUND BEEF"
and "GROUND BEEF PATTIES." Each box is marked with a date code of "l0 25
00" and bears the establishment number "Est, 1267" inside the USDA seal of
The ground beef was produced on October 25. The
retail packages were distributed to stores in Beloit, Kenosha, and Green Bay, Wisconsin.
The 10 lb. to 40 lb. boxes were distributed to restaurants and taverns in Madison,
"Because of the potential hazard of foodborne
illness from consumption of meat products contaminated with pathogens such as the F colt
0157:117 bacteria, I urge consumers who have purchased the suspect product not to eat it
and return it to the place of purchase,"said Thomas J. Billy, FSIS administrator.
"USDA is informing the public so consumers who may have purchased and stored the
product in their refrigerators or freezers can know to check.
Consumers may wish to ask at the restaurants where
they buy meals containing ground beef if the restaurant received any of the recalled
The problem was discovered through routine FSIS
E. coil 0157:117 is a potentially deadly pathogen
that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. The very young, the elderly, and persons
with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness
FSIS has received no reports of illnesses
associated with consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an illness should
contact a physician.
Consumers with questions about the recall may
contact Mike DuPlayee, plant manager, Badgerland Meat and Provisions LLC, at (608)
271-9735. Media with questions may contact Pat Mackesey, president, Badgerland Meat and
Provisions LLC, at (608) 244- 1934.
Consumers with food safety questions can phone the
toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1.-8OO-535-4551 The hotline can be reached from
10a.m. to 4p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday, and recorded food safety messages
are available 24 hours a day.
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