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Health Alert: Illinois firm recalls frozen beef products due possible E.coli contamination (USDA Oct 13, 2007)

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that J & B Meats Corporation Inc., an Illinois establishment, is voluntarily recalling approximately 173,554 pounds of frozen ground beef products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 (announcement LINK). This is a Class I recall HEALTH RISK: HIGH.

These products are described as follows:

# 2-pound boxes of “TOPPS PREMIUM 100% PURE SIRLOIN BEEF SIRLOIN STEAK BURGERS, 6 1/3 LB. HOMESTYLE BURGERS.” Each box bears a use by date of “06/22/08.”

# 8-pound boxes of “TOPPS 100% PURE GROUND BEEF HAMBURGERS, 32 QUARTER POUNDERS.” Each box bears a use by date of “06/12/08,” “06/18/08″ or “06/22/08.”

# 3-pound bags of “SAM’S CHOICE BACKYARD GOURMET BEEF BURGERS, 80/20, 12 QUARTER POUND ROUND PATTIES.” Each bag bears a use by date of “03/08/08.”

# 3-pound boxes of “TOPPS 100% PURE GROUND BEEF HAMBURGERS, 12 QUARTER POUNDERS.” Each box bears a use by date of “06/18/08.”

For more information please see USDA announcement LINK).

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