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April 22, 2001

Sack & Save Recalls Small Quantity of Ground Beef

Jackson, MS (SafetyAlerts) - Sack & Save, a retail store at 1770 Ellis Ave., Jackson, Miss.,  is voluntarily recalling approximately 80 lbs. of ground beef for possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said today.

The ground beef being recalled was produced on April 11 and has a sell by date of April 12. The product is packaged in various sizes.

"Because of the potential hazard of foodborne illness from consumption of meat products contaminated with harmful pathogens, we urge consumers who have purchased the suspect product not to eat it and return it to the place of purchase," said Thomas J. Billy, FSIS administrator.

The E. coli O157:H7 contamination was discovered through routine FSIS microbiological sampling. FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician.

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.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall may contact Mickey Clerc, director of public relations for Sack & Save, at (904) 783-5409.

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 April 22, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

 
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