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May 7, 2001

Sedano’s Supermarket Recalls Small Quantity of Ground Beef

Miami, FL (SafetyAlerts) - Pena Cabarga Enterprises, Inc., doing business as Sedano’s Supermarket #20, a retail store at 6430 NW 186th St. in Miami, Fla., is voluntarily recalling approximately 150 pounds of fresh ground beef products 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 was produced on May 1 and packaged in various sizes. The packages are marked "SELL BY May 02, 01" and are labeled as "FRESH GROUND BEEF - PICADILLO DE RES," "GROUND BEEF SIRLOIN - PICADILLO BAJO EN GRASA," or "GROUND BEEF CHUCK - PICADILLO DE PECHO."

"Because of the potential hazard of foodborne illness from consumption of meat products contaminated with 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 Philip Derfler, acting 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 about the recall may contact Ricardo Carbonell, store manger, Sedano’s Supermarket #20, at (305) 321-5483.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers May 7, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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