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November 25, 2007: American Foods Group Recalls Ground Beef Due To Possible E. coli Contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced yesterday that American Foods Group, LLC, of Green Bay, Wisconsin, has issued a recall for...

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approximately 95,927 pounds of ground beef products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The recall was initiated following an investigation by the Illinois Department of Health into two reported cases of E. coli foodborne illness.

The recall ground beef includes coarse and fine ground beef chuck, sirloin and chop beef. The beef was distributed to retailers and distributors in Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Virginia.

The following ground beef products are subject to recall:

  • Bulk weight packages of "BEEF, FINE GROUND 73/27." Each shipping label bears a product code of "65000."
  • Bulk weight packages of "BEEF, FINE GROUND 75/25." Each shipping label bears a product code of "65800."
  • Bulk weight packages of "BEEF SIRLOIN, FINE GROUND 90/10." Each shipping label bears a product code of "66000."
  • Bulk weight packages of "BEEF, FINE GROUND 80/20." Each shipping label bears a product code of "66400."
  • Bulk weight packages of "BEEF, FINE GROUND 75/25." Each shipping label bears a product code of "19900."
  • Bulk weight packages of "BEEF, FINE GROUND 73/27." Each shipping label bears a product code of "20100."
  • Bulk weight packages of "BEEF CHUCK, FINE GROUND 82/18." Each shipping label bears a product code of "20600."
  • Bulk weight packages of "CHOP BEEF STEAK, FINE GRIND "86/14." Each shipping label bears a product code of "30000."
  • Bulk weight packages of "BEEF SIRLOIN, FINE GROUND 92/08." Each shipping label bears a product code of "30400."
  • Bulk weight packages of "BEEF ROUND, FINE GROUND 87/13." Each shipping label bears a product code of "30200."
  • Bulk weight packages of "BEEF, FINE GROUND 80/20." Each shipping label bears a product code of "30700."
  • Bulk weight packages of "BEEF CHUCK, FINE GROUND 82/18." Each shipping label bears a product code of "31400."
  • Bulk weight packages of "BEEF, FINE GROUND 93/07." Each shipping label bears a product code of "31600."
  • Bulk weight packages of "BEEF, FINE GROUND 73/27." Each shipping label bears a product code of "31700."
  • Bulk weight packages of "BEEF MODIFIED, FINE GROUND 93/07." Each shipping label bears a product code of "31900."

The recall beef products were produced on October 10, 2007.

Each shipping label bears the establishment number "Est. 18076" inside the USDA mark of inspection. However, the beef products subject to recall were distributed for further processing and repackaging and will not bear the recall firm's establishment number on the package.

Since the use-by date for these products may have expired, consumers should check their freezers for the recall ground beef. Consumers can also check with their grocery retailer to see if the store handled any of the recalled beef products. Do not eat the recalled beef. Either return or discard the recalled beef if found.

Symptoms of E. coli food poisoning include severe abdominal cramps and watery diarrhea. The diarrhea may become bloody and can lead to dehydration. Complications of E. coli food poisoning may include Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), a serious medical condition that occurs in about 2%-7% of cases. HUS is characterized by destruction of red blood cells, damage to the lining of blood vessel walls, and in severe cases, kidney failure. Blood transfusions and kidney dialysis are often required.

For more information about E. coli food poisoning, please see About E. coli and E. coli Symptoms and Complications.

The Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg represents victims of recent E. coli food poisoning outbreaks. If you or a loved one has been harmed by E. coli food poisoning, and you have a question about your legal rights, please call us toll free at 1-877-934-6274 for a free case evaluation, or click on Free Case Evaluation. To learn more about the Law Firm of Eric Weinberg, please see Food Poisoning Lawyer or E. coli Lawyer.

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