May 6, 2001Emmpak Foods Recalls Ground Beef
WI (SafetyAlerts) - Emmpak Foods has
announced a voluntary recall affecting about 470, 000 pounds of ground beef because the
product may be contaminated with E. coli 0157:H7.
To date, none of the manufacturer's
beef has been linked to any illness according to a statement by Emmpak.
The following ground beef products
are being recalled:
Retail - Five pound tubes of "CHUCK GROUND BEEF", and
"Ground Beef" identified as "Manufactured by Peck Meat Packing." Both
products have a "SELL-BY 3-22-01" and bear the establishment number
"20654" inside the USDA seal of inspection.
Wholesale - Shipping cases bear the establishment number
"20654" and are marked with the following product names: "BEEF FINE
GROUND," "BEEF CHUCK FINE GROUND," "BEEF SIRLOIN FINE GROUND,"
"BEEF ROUND FINE GROUND," "PECK CERTIFIED GROUND BEEF CHUCK,"
"SIRLOIN FINE GROUND," "PECK CERTIFIED GROUND BEEF SIRLOIN,"
"PECK CERTIFIED GROUND BEEF ROUND," "BEEF PATTY MIX," and "GROUND
BEEF BULK," with weights between five to 20 pounds and were distributed for
The ground beef was produced on March 6, 2001 and distributed to retail and wholesale
establishments nationwide, according to a statement by the USDA.
Consumers with questions about the recall may call Emmpaks contact Robert Segel,
vice president of public affairs, at 1-800-558-4242.
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