April 23, 2018

E.coli 0157:H7 Fears Prompt SC Recall Of 7000 Lbs Of Ground Beef

The South Carolina Meat Poultry Inspection Department (SCMPID) has recalled 6,908 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The recall was issued after SCMPID lab tests on samples of ground beef produced by Lancaster Frozen Foods, of Lancaster, SC were positive for  E. coli O157:H7.  Lancaster held the lot while awaiting test results, but  additional unground product from the same lot was used by and G&W Incorporated, Hickory Grove, SC. There have been no illnesses reported in association with this recall which includes:

  • 5-lb. bulk packages “Lancaster Frozen Foods Fresh Ground Beef” with Est. # 20 inside the SC mark of inspection.
  • 10-lb. boxes of beef patties “Lancaster Frozen Foods Ground Beef Patties” with Est. # 20 inside the SC mark of inspection.
  • Various size tray packs of ground beef “Lancaster Frozen Foods Fresh Ground Beef”
  • 5-lb. bulk packages “G&W Brand Hamburger” with Est. # 30 inside the SC mark of inspection.
  • 10-lb. boxes of hamburger patties “G&W Brand Hamburger Patties” with Est. # 30 inside the SC mark of inspection.
  • Various size packages of hamburger “G&W Brand Hamburger”

The recalled products were produced between March 2, 2012 and May 11, 2012 at Lancaster Frozen Foods and between March 2, 2012 and April 12, 2012 at G&W and were delivered to SC wholesale and retail establishments.  One delivery from a wholesale warehouse distributor to a retail establishment, General IGA, Walterboro, SC, was also made.

E. coli O157:H7 is a pathogen that can cause moderate to severe illness. Symptoms of an E.coli infection include bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and dehydration. In severe cases, kidney failure can also occur. Seniors, young children, and those with weakened immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.

Report Your Food Poisoning Case
[contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]
×
×

Home About Site Map Contact Us Sponsored by Pritzker Hageman, P.A., a Minneapolis, MN law firm that helps food poisoning victims nationally.