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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.

Ground Beef

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.

U.S. Department of Agriculture

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.

Raw Ground Beef

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.

Packaged Ground Beef

At Least 38 People Sickened From Contaminated Ground Beef Sold at Safeway

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.

Grocery Store Meat Counter

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.

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