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October 29, 2007: Blue Ribbon Meats Ground Beef Recall

On October 24, 2007, Blue Ribbon Meats, of Hialeah, Florida, issued a recall for some of its frozen ground beef products because the products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7...

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The following ground beef products are subject to the recall:

10-pound boxes of "WESPAK B.R.'S BRAND SEASONED BEEF PATTIES FOR SALISBURY, 80/20."

10-pound boxes and 20-pound cases of "JNS FOODS, LLC, B.R.'S BRAND SEASONED BEEF PATTIES FOR SALISBURY, 80/20."

10-pound boxes and 20-pound cases of "JNS FOODS, LLC, BEEF PATTIE MIX, 80/20."

10-pound boxes and 20-pound cases of "JNS FOODS, LLC, BEEF PATTIES, 80/20."

10-pound boxes and 20-pound cases of "JNS FOODS, LLC, MEATLOAF SEASONED BEEF PATTIES, 80/20."

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the recall hamburger products may be identified as follows:

Each case or box bears establishment number "Est. 451A" inside the USDA mark of inspection. Each case or box bears a date code of "2577," "2647" or "2707." Each case or box bears an "ingredients" statement that includes "textured vegetable protein" or "defatted soy grits."

The frozen beef products were produced between Sept. 14 and Sept. 27, 2007, and were sent to a distributor intended for a correctional institution in Florida, and to a distributor intended for a subsequent distributor in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause diarrhea (sometimes bloody) and dehydration. The young, seniors, and immuno-compromised are the most susceptible to complications arising from E. coli food poisoning.

To learn more about E. coli food poisoning, please see About E. coli and Symptoms of E. coli Food Poisoning.

The Law Firm of Eric Weinberg currently represents victims of food poisoning outbreaks throughout the country. If you or a loved one has been harmed by E. coli food poisoning, and you have a question regarding you legal rights, please fill out a Free Case Evaluation form, or call us toll free at 1-877-934-6274. Please see Food and Drug Recall Lawyer to learn more about our law firm.

To learn more about recent food poisoning outbreaks, please see Pot Pie Recall, E. coli Cargill Hamburger Recall, and E. coli Topps Hamburger Recall.

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