Tyson recalls 131,000 lbs ground beef

September 29, 2011

Tyson Fresh Meats Inc., Emporia, Kan., is recalling approximately 131,300 lbs of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) announced Sept. 27.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 5-lb chubs of Kroger-brand Ground Beef 73% Lean – 27% Fat, packed in 40-lb cases containing eight chubs. Cases bear an identifying product code of “D-0211 QW.” These products were produced on Aug. 23, 2011 and were shipped to distribution centers in Ind. and Tenn. for retail sale.
  • 3-lb chubs of Butcher’s Brand Ground Beef 73% Lean – 27% Fat, packed in 36-lb cases each containing 12 chubs. Cases bear an identifying product code of “D-0211 LWIF.” These products were produced on Aug. 23, 2011 and were shipped to distribution centers in N.C. and S.C. for retail sale.
  • 3-lb chubs of a generic label Ground Beef 73% Lean – 27% Fat, packed in 36-lb cases each containing 12 chubs. Cases bear an identifying product code of “D-0211 LWI.” These products were produced on Aug. 23, 2011 and were shipped to distribution centers in Del., Fla., Ga., Md., Ill., Ind., Mo., N.Y., Ohio, Tenn., Texas, and Wis. for retail sale.

The products subject to recall have a “Best Before or Freeze By” date of Sept. 12, 2011 and the establishment number “245D” ink jetted along the package seam.

FSIS became aware of the problem on Sept. 26, when the agency was notified by the Ohio Department of Health of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses located in Butler County. Illness onset dates range from Sept. 8, through Sept. 11, 2011. The ongoing investigation involved collecting leftover ground beef from the patients’ home on Sept. 19, which tested positive for E. coli O157:H7 by the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s laboratory on Sept. 27.

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