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July 24, 2000

Alaska Firm Recalls 800 Pounds of Ground Beef

Anchorage, AK (SafetyAlerts) - C & J Tender Meats  is voluntarily recalling approximately 800 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.
The products being recalled are 1 to 2 pound packages of ground beef. Each package has a packed on date of "Jul 18, 00," and bears "EST. 20899" inside the USDA seal of inspection.

The ground beef was produced and packaged on July 18 and distributed for retail sale in Alaska.

"Because of the potential hazard of foodborne illness from consumption of meat products contaminated with pathogens such as the E. coli O157:H7 bacteria, I urge consumers who have purchased the suspect product not to eat it and return it to the place of purchase,"said Thomas 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."

The problem was discovered through routine FSIS microbiological sampling.

E. coli O157:H7 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.

Media and consumers with questions about the recall may contact Steve or Charlie Jones, C & J Tender Meats, at (907) 562-2838.

Consumers with food safety questions can phone the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-800-535-4555. The hotline can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday, and recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers July 24, 2000.

 
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