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March 15, 2001

Minnesota Firm Recalls Small Quantity of Ground Beef

Minneapolis, MN (SafetyAlerts) - Kenny’s Markets is voluntarily recalling approximately 90 pounds of frozen 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 ground beef being recalled is wrapped in approximately 1- pound packages and marked with a "Kenny’s Food Market" label. Each package has a packaging date of "03-08-2001"and bears the establishment number "EST. 8978" inside the USDA seal of inspection.

The ground beef was produced on March 8 and distributed at Kenny’s Market.

"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 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 bacteria 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 and media with questions may contact David Petty, manager of Kenny’s Food Markets, at (612) 866-6819.
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 SafetyAlerts subscribers March 15, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

 
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