Ground beef recall in Arizona, Calif, Texas, Oregon – possible E.coliby Karyn Zoldan on Aug. 06, 2010, under Grocery Stores, Health
Approximately, 1 million pounds of ground beef patties and beef products is being recalled today because of possible E.coli O157:H7 contamination. Arizona is included in one of the four affected states along with Calif., Texas, and Oregon. When the retail distribution list for Arizona becomes available, this blog post will be updated.
These products were produced between the dates of Oct. 2, 2009 through Jan. 12, 2010 and were distributed to retail outlets and institutional foodservice providers. The Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) is concerned that some products may still be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. The FSIS strongly encourages consumers to check their freezers and immediately discard any product that is the subject of this recall. (If consumers are like me, they unwrap the meat and put it in freezer bags and just date it without the previous coding.)
According to the press release, E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and in the most severe cases, kidney failure. The very young, seniors, and persons with weak immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.
Consumers may call a company sponsored help desk at (866) 221-6474. They may also log on to website for more info.