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96,000 pounds of beef products recalled – E.coli food poisoning

96,000 lbs of beef - E.coli food poisoning

In a nutshell: 96,000 pounds of beef products may be contaminated with E.coli food poisoning

From the Randolph Packing Co. distributed by FDA

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2010 – Randolph Packing Co. Inc., an Asheboro, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 96,000 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The products subject to recall include:

–Combo bin packages of “Randolph Packing Co., Inc. BONELESS BEEF.”
–Combo bin packages of “Randolph Packing Co. Knuckles 90% & 94%.”
–30 lbs. boxes of “Beef Ribeye Rolls.”

Each package label bears the establishment number “EST. 6590” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The products were produced on February 25, 2010, and were distributed to federal establishments for further processing in Ill., Mo., N.Y., Ohio, and Va. None of these products are available directly to consumers.

The problem was discovered through FSIS microbiological sampling.

Consumer questions regarding the recall should be directed to the company Plant Manager, Wayne Gilberts, or Craig Hamlet, General Manager at (366) 672-1470.

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