August 14, 2001Illinois Store Recalls Small
Quantity of Ground Beef Products
Stream, IL (SafetyAlerts) -
Dominicks #1149, a retail store at 560 Schmale Rd., Carol Stream, Ill., is
voluntarily recalling approximately 180 pounds of fresh ground beef products that may be
contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, according to the U.S. Department of Agricultures
Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The ground beef products subject to this Class I recall are:
- "Ground Sirloin not less than 95% Lean,"
- "Ground Beef not less than 90% Lean,"
- "85% Lean Ground Beef, 15% Fat,"
- "Ground Beef NLT 80% Lean;" and
- "Ground Beef not less than 73% Lean."
"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 about the recall may contact Angela Ryan, public
affairs manager, Dominicks, at (630) 891-5181.
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.
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