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June 30, 2009: International Meat Co. Ground Beef Recalled Amid E. coli Concerns

FSIS testing has led International Meat Co., Inc., Chicago, IL, to recall 6,152 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.  The products were manufactured from June 17 - June 19, 2009, and shipped to both distributors and restaurants.

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The following items are included in the recall.

  • 5-pound, plastic lined boxes of "International Meat Co., PURVEYOR OF FINE MEATS TO HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS, BEEF PATTIES." Each box bears the establishment number "EST. 22080" inside the USDA mark of inspection and identifying package codes of "061709," "061809" or "061909." 
  • 5- and 10-pound bags of bulk "International Meat Co., BEEF PATTIE MIX." Each bag bears the establishment number "EST. 22080" inside the USDA mark of inspection and identifying package codes of "061709," "061809" or "061909." 
  • 10-pound bags of "International Meat Co., GROUND BEEF." Each box bears the establishment number "EST. 22080" inside the USDA mark of inspection and identifying package codes of "061709," "061809" or "061909."
  • 10-pound bags of "Packed For, Purely Gourmet & Organic, Ground Beef." Each box bears the establishment number "EST. 22080" inside the USDA mark of inspection and identifying package codes of "061709," "061809" or "061909."

E. coli O157:H7 food poisoning can be fatal.  Symptoms of infection may include severe abdominal cramps, fever, and watery diarrhea. The diarrhea may become bloody and can lead to dehydration. Severe infections can cause kidney failure. The very young, elderly, and immunocompromised are at greatest risk for experiencing complications due to E. coli infection. 

If you are experiencing E. coli food poisoning symptoms or have a health related question, contact your healthcare professional.  He or she can order a stool culture which can confirm E. coli infection. 

If you are diagnosed with E. coli, are awaiting medical confirmation of infection, or have a question regarding your legal rights, please submit a Free Legal Case Evaluation or call the Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg toll free at 1-877-934-6274.

 

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