All American Meats Ground Beef Recall News
On November 1, 2015, All American Meats recalled over 167,427 pounds of ground beef products. This recall was triggered on October 30, 2015, by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS) discovery of E. coli O157:H7 in a package of All American Meats Ground Beef. The presence of E. coli was originally detected during a “FSIS in-commerce surveillance program”, which was then traced back to an All American Meats facility.
The USDA has classified the All American Meats Ground Beef Recall as a Class I Recall, meaning, “this is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”
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Symptoms of E. coli Food Poisoning
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All American Meats, Inc. Ground Beef Recall Details
FSIS and the company are concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers.
The ground beef items were produced on Oct. 16, 2015. The following products are subject to recall:
• 80-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef 80% Lean 20% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 62100.
• 80-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef 73% Lean 27% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 60100.
• 60-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef Round 85% Lean 15% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 68560.
• 60-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef Chuck 81% Lean 19% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 68160.
• 60-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef Chuck 81% Lean 19% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 63130.
• 80-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef Chuck 81% Lean 19% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 63100.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 20420” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
For a complete list of establishments that sold products included in the All American Meats Ground Beef Recall, click FSIS Retail Consignees.