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May 6, 2001

Emmpak Foods Recalls Ground Beef

Milwaukee, 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 institutional use.

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 Emmpak’s contact Robert Segel, vice president of public affairs, at 1-800-558-4242.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers May 6, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

 
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