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Food Recall Blog – Ground Beef and E.coli (again)

Blue Ribbon Meats, a Hialeah, Fla., business is voluntarily recalling approximately 8,200 pounds of frozen ground beef products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

Each case bears the establishment number “Est. 451A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Each case or box bears a date code of 2577, 2647 or 2707. Each case or box bears an ingredients statement that includes textured vegetable protein or defatted soy grits.

The frozen beef products were produced between September 14 and September 27, 2007, and were sent to a distributor intended for a correctional institution in Florida and to a distributor intended for a subsequent distributor in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

The problem was discovered by Creekstone Farm , an Arkansas City, Kansas establishment that supplies the recalling company and inadvertently shipped product that was on hold. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products.

Products include beef patties, seasoned beef patties mix, and seasoned meat loaf mix.

This is all so gross.

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