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Ground Beef Recall

Manning Beef Recalls 80,000 Pounds of Beef Products

September 30, 2011—Manning Beef has recalled 80,000 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli. The USDA's Food and Safety Inspection Service said the recall was due, in part, to insanitary conditions that resulted in an unusually high number of confirmed positive E. coli test results.

The recalled beef was produced on September 23, 2011 and shipped from California to retail stores and food service centers in Arizona, California and Nebraska.


Tyson Recalls Ground Beef Due to E. coli Contamination

September 28, 2011—Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. announced the recall of 131,300 pounds of ground beef that could be contaminated with E. Coli. The recall follows a report by the Ohio Department of Health of several illnesses occurring between September 8, 2011 and September 11, 2011. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that a sample of ground beef tested positive for E. coli.

The following products are subject to the recall announced by Tyson:

  • Kroger-brand ground beef (product code D-0211 QW)
  • Butcher's Brand beef (product code D-0211 QW)
  • Generic label beef (product code D-0211 LWIF)

The affected products were produced on August 23, 2011 and identify a "best before or freeze by" date of September 12, 2011.


Valley Meat Co. Announces Ground Beef Recall

August 6, 2010—Valley Meat Co. announced a recall of 1 million pounds of ground beef due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination. The contaminated ground beef was sold in California, Texas, Oregon and Arizona and was processed from October 2, 2009 to January 12, 2010. Safeway Inc. announced the contaminated beef may have been sold in its grocery stores, including Safeway, Vons, Pavilions and Pak 'N Save.

Most of the meat was sold frozen, prompting concern that much of the contaminated ground may remain in freezers.

Affected Ground Beef Products

To determine if you have any of the affected products, first look to the product name on the label. If it matches any of the names listed below, locate the "EST. 8268" inside USDA mark of inspection as well as the five-digit code (typically found on the top of the bag) that signifies the date they were produced. The affected 2009 products will carry a number between 275 and 365 before the "09" ending. The affected 2010 products will carry a number between 001 and 012 before the "10" ending.

  • BIGGER VALLEY BURGER – 6/5# (73/27) Retail Bag
  • BIGGER VALLEY BURGER 12/3# (80/20) Retail Bag
  • HEARST 80/20 PATTIES 5/1R -10#
  • IQF 80/20 GROUND BEEF PATTIES, sized 2/1 OVAL, 2/1 RND, 3/1 Oval, 3/1 rnd
  • 4/1 rnd, 4/1 thin, 5/1 rnd, 6/1 rnd, 8/1 rnd 10# case
  • IQF BEEF PATTIES WITH SOY, sized 4/1, 5/1, and 6/1 10# case
  • RPQ 80/20 GROUND BEEF 4/10#
  • RPQ 85/15 G B 4/10# CLEAR PACKAGING
  • RPQ 85/15 GROUND BEEF 4/10#
  • RPQ 85/15 GROUND BEEF PATTIES 160/4 oz, 40/4 oz cases
  • RPQ 90/10 GROUND BEEF 4/10# also clear
  • THE BUTCHER'S CUT 100% GROUND BEEF PATTIES RETAIL BOXES 8#, and 12/2.5# (73/27 )
  • 100% ALL BEEF PATTIES – 12/3# RETAIL BAG (15% FAT)
  • 100% ALL BEEF PATTIES – 12/3#, 6/5#, 8/3# RETAIL BAG (73/27)
  • 100% ALL BEEF PATTIES 12/3# RETAIL BAG (20% FAT)
  • 73/27 GROUND BEEF Packaged in: 10/1#, 40/1#, 20/2#, 15/3#, 4/5#, 8/5#, 4/10#
  • 80/20 GROUND BEEF Packaged in: 10/1#, 40/1#, 2/5#, 4/5#, 8/5#, and 4/10# fresh and frozen
  • 85/15 GROUND BEEF Packaged in: 4/5#, and 8/5#
  • 90/10 GROUND BEEF – 8/5#
  • 90/10 GROUND BEEF PATTIES 160/4 oz case
  • 93/7 GROUND BEEF 4/10#

U.S.D.A. Announces Largest Beef Recall in U.S. History

February 17, 2008—The U.S.D.A. announced a recall of 143 million pounds of frozen beef from Westland/Hallmark, a California slaughterhouse subject to an animal-abuse investigation.

Ed Schafer, Secretary of Agriculture, announced his department has evidence that Westland/Hallmark did not routinely contact its veterinarian when cattle became non-ambulatory after passing regulation.

This failure violates health regulations, prompting the Food Safety and Inspection Service to determine the beef is unfit for human consumption.

Federal regulations require that downed cattle be kept out of the food supply as they pose a higher risk of contamination from E. coli, salmonella or mad cow disease.


Rochester Meat Co. Recalls Ground Beef as a Result of E. coli O157:H7 Contamination

January 13, 2008—Rochester Meat Co. announced a recall of 188,000 pounds of ground beef patties and other beef products as a result of E. coli contamination. At least six illnesses have been reported, including five in Wisconsin.

The beef may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, a bacteria that is potentially deadly and can cause severe dehydration and diarrhea.

The USDA reported the affected beef was produced between October 30, 2007 and November 6, 2007 and shipped to distributors nationwide for use in restaurants. The affected product was not sold to individual retailers.


At Least 38 People Sickened, Including 16 in Arizona

December 20, 2007—The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a public health alert after 38 people were sickened by contaminated ground beef sold at Safeway.

The contaminated beef, sold between September 19th and November 5th, may have been contaminated with salmonella and was sold at Safeway grocery stores in five states, including Arizona.

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American Food Group Recalls Ground Beef, Sirloin Beef and Chop Beef

November 24, 2007—American Food Group recalled nearly 96,000 pounds of ground beef over concerns that the meat was tainted with E. coli O157:H7.

The recalls follows an investigation launched by the Illinois Department of Health after two people were sickened by the ground beef.

The recalled products include coarse and find ground beef chuck, sirloin and chop beef. These products were distributed to retailers in Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Virginia.


Ground Beef Recall Expanded to 21.7 Million Pounds of Ground Beef

September 30, 2007—The Topps Meat Co. expanded its recall of frozen hamburger patties to cover 21.7 million pounds of beef that may be contaminated with E. coli. More than a dozen people already have been sickened by eating the contaminated hamburger patties.

The announcement expanded the recall from 332,000 pounds of ground beef to 21.7 million pounds. Contained Topps products will have either a "sell by" date or "best if used by" date between September 25, 2007 and September 25, 2008. The products also can be identified with a USDA establishment number of EST9748.

Production at the Topps plant was suspended on September 28th after USDA inspectors found inadequate safety measures at the processing plant.

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