June 25, 2000IBP-Lakeside Packers Recalls
4,600 10-Pound Chubs of Ground Beef
Canada (SafetyAlerts) -
IBP-Lakeside Packers is voluntarily recalling approximately 46,000 pounds
of ground beef products distributed in the United States that may be contaminated with E.
coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agricultures Food Safety and Inspection
Service (FSIS) announced today.
The information in this notice is
based on new information received since the June 23 alert issued with respect to similar
All ground beef products being recalled from the
United States are packed in 10 pound chubs with eight chubs per shipping case, with the
following Box End Codes on the shipping case:
Production Date: May 31, 2000
Box end codes:
Clear package code: 003800152A (or B) C44 (or 50)
75 GRD BEEF or 73 GRD BEEF or 88 GRD BEEF or
86 GRD BEEF or 81 GRD BEEF or 91 GRD BEEF
The recalled products were sent to distributors
and wholesalers in Kansas, Kentucky and Tennessee, and Canada. The following
retailers and distributors may have received affected product:
IGA/Garden Market/Square Market
Amga Poultry & Meat Company Inc.
B & C Meats
Boryskis Butcher Block
Cash & Carry, Edmonton
Conestoga Cold Storage
Medicine Hat Wholesale
Meis Wholesale Meats, USA
Merchants Cold Storage, USA
Nashville Wholesale Meats
Toledo Food Services
Consumers may wish to ask at the location where
they buy ground beef if the establishment received any of the recalled product.
"Because of the potential hazard of foodborne
illness, we want consumers to be aware of the recall," said Thomas J. Billy,
administrator of FSIS. "This is an opportunity to remind consumers to always follow
the safe handling instructions required on all raw meat and poultry products and cook
ground beef to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F."
The problem was discovered through laboratory
tests conducted by a customer of the Canadian firm and reported to the Canadian Office of
Food Safety, which notified FSIS.
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.
Customers with questions about the recall may
contact: Gary Mickelson at 877-388-5184.
Notice of this product warning was sent via email
to SafeMail subscribers June 25,
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