Health Alert: Illinois firm recalls frozen beef products due possible E.coli contamination (USDA Oct 13, 2007)
Posted October 15th, 2007 @ 1:45 pm by David Shearer
Sams Backyard Beef Burgers
Topps 8lb. Beef Burgers
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).