National Beef Packing Co. LLC, Dodge City, Kan., is recalling approximately 60,424 lbs of ground beef products that may be adulterated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) announced Aug. 12.
The products subject to recall include:
- Ground beef chubs produced on July 23, 2011, with a Freeze by Date of Aug. 12, 2011
- Ground beef chubs produced on July 25, 2011, with a Freeze by Date of Aug. 14, 2011
Each box and chub bears the establishment number "Est. 262" within the USDA mark of inspection. The products were shipped to distributors nationwide for further processing and/or distribution. It is important to note that the products listed above may have been repackaged into consumer-size packages and sold under different retail brand names.
The problem was discovered as a result of routine microbial testing conducted by the Ohio Dept. of Agriculture at a state-inspected facility that had purchased these products for further processing. A traceback investigation revealed that the slaughter facility, National Beef Packing Co. products were the sole source for the positive product sample. FSIS and the company have received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact a physician.