March 6, 2021

Health Alert: Greater Omaha Packing Ground Beef For E. coli O157:H7

USDA has issued a public health alert for Greater Omaha Packing ground beef for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. A recall was not requested because the product is no longer available in stores for consumers to buy. No confirmed reports of illness or adverse reactions have been received by the company to date in connection with this issue. The raw ground beef was produced by Greater Omaha Packing on January 14, 2021. It was further processed into ground beef and was sold by Art's Food Market in Sandwich, Illinois. The item is a 2 pound (approximately) tray that contains raw ground beef labeled with a retail label with "PACKED" dates ranging from January 28, 2021 through January 31, 2021. It was only sold at that single location in Illinois. The problem was discovered when … [Read more...]

Public Health Alert For Ground Beef For E. coli O157:H7 Contamination

The USdA has issued a public health alert for ground beef produced by Greater Omaha Packing Company of Omaha, Nebraska for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. A recall was not requested because this product is no longer available for purchase. There have been no confirmed reports of illnesses associated with the consumption of this product to date. The raw beef was produced by Greater Omaha Packing Company on January 14, 2021. It was further processed into ground beef and sold by Art's Food Market in Sandwich, Illinois. The recalled product is 2 pound (approximately) trays containing raw ground beef labeled with a retail label with "PACKED" dates ranging from January 28, 2021 through January 31, 2021. This item was sold by the single retail location in Sandwich, Illinois. The … [Read more...]

Canadian Ground Beef Recall For E. coli O157 Updated

The Canadian ground beef recall for possible E. coli O157 contamination has been updated with more information. The ground beef was produced by JBS Food Canada ULC. No illnesses have been reported to the company or the government to date in connection with this problem. The products were sold in Quebec at the retail level. These products were further processed by other companies into raw ground beef products. The recalled items were sold exclusively at Provigo Hull, located at 1 du Plateau in Gatineau, Quebec, and at Metro (Marche Kelly), located at 910 Maloney Boulevard East, also in Gatineau, Quebec. The Canadian ground beef recall items are Provigo medium ground beef club pack, sold in variable package sizes. The UPC number starts with 0 213026, and all best before dates from … [Read more...]

Lakeside E. coli Ground Beef Retail Distribution List Released By USDA

The Lakeside E. coli ground beef retail distribution list has been released by the FDA, listing stores that may have sold the meat. This recall from Lakeside Refrigerated Services was issued on June 15, 2020. About 42,922 pounds of the ground beef were recalled for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. No illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall. The ground beef was sold under the bread names Marketside, Thomas Farms, and Value Pack. The way the beef was packaged, along with the package sizes, use by dates, and lot codes were listed in the recall notice. They include ground beef and ground beef patties. The ground beef products all have the establishment number "EST. 46841" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The potential contamination was discovered during … [Read more...]

Lakeside Ground Beef Recalled For Possible E. coli O157:H7

Lakeside Refrigerated Services of Swedesboro, New Jersey, is recalling about 42,922 pounds of ground beef because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. There have been no confirmed reports of illness or adverse reactions due to the consumption of this product. The raw ground beef was produced on June 1, 2020. The recalled products are: 1-pound vacuum packages containing “MARKETSIDE BUTCHER ORGANIC GRASS-FED GROUND BEEF” and a use or freeze by date of 07/01/20 and lot code P-53298-82. 1-pound vacuum packages containing four ¼ lb. pieces of “MARKETSIDE BUTCHER ORGANIC GRASS-FED GROUND BEEF PATTIES” and a use or freeze by date of June 27, 2020 and lot code P-53934-28. 3-pound  vacuum packages containing three 1 lb. pieces of “MARKETSIDE BUTCHER ORGANIC GRASS-FED … [Read more...]

Ground Beef Products Recalled For Possible E. coli O157:H7

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing a public health alert for imported raw non-intact ground beef products (made with ground beef) for possible E. coli O157:H7. There is a huge beef and veal recall in Canada for products contaminated with that pathogen. Canada is the recalling authority, but FSIS is "amplifying the recall." These products were produce and exported by Ryding-Regency Meat Packers in Canada. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency notified FSIS that several shipments that were include in a serious of recalls in Canada have been exported to the U.S. Imported beef manufacturing trimmings produced on May 27 and 30, 2019 were used in the U.S. to make other beef products that were sold to the consumer at the retail level. While the retail companies that made … [Read more...]

North Star Imports Ground Beef Recalled For E. coli O103 Contamination

Grant Park Packing of Franklin, Illinois is recalling about 53,200 pounds of North Star Imports raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O103. The USDA notice states that "Further testing is ongoing to determine if the recalled ground beef products are related to the E. coli O103 outbreak." That outbreak has sickened at least 156 people in 10 states. The bulk raw ground beef was produced on October 30 - 31, 2018, and November 1, 2018. The recalled product is 40-pound bulk cardboard boxes of "North Star Imports & Sales, LLC. 100% ground beef bulk 80% lean 20% fat" marked "For Institutional Use Only." The product has the lot code GP.1051.18 and pack dates 10/30/2018, 10/31/2018, and 11/01/2018. The ground beef has the establishment number "EST. 21781" inside … [Read more...]

K2D Foods Recalls Ground Beef For E. coli O103 Contamination; No “Definitive” Link to Outbreak

K2D Foods, doing business as Colorado Premium Foods of Carrolton, Georgia, is recalling 113,424 pounds of raw ground beef products for possible E. coli O103 contamination. There is an unsolved ongoing E. coli O103 outbreak that is linked to ground beef, but the recall notice states, "Further testing is ongoing to determine if the recalled ground beef products are related to the E. coli O103 outbreak." These items were produced on March 26, March 29, April 2, April 5, April 10, and April 12, 2019. The recalled product is two 24-pound vacuum-packed packages in cardboard boxes containing raw "GROUND BEEF PUCK." The "Use Thru" dates on the product are 4/14/19, 4/17/19, 4/20/19, 4/23/19, 4/28/19, and 4/30/19.  These products have the establishment number "EST. 51308" inside the USDA mark … [Read more...]

JBS Ground Beef Associated with Salmonella Outbreak; Lawsuits Possible

JBS Tolleson of Tolleson, Arizona is recalling about 6,500,966 pounds of raw, non-intact beef products (ground beef) because these products are associated with a Salmonella Newport outbreak. This outbreak has sickened at least 57 people in 16 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not issued any outbreak notice yet for this JBS ground beef outbreak. The outbreak notice was contained within the recall notice. Some of these products were sold at Walmart. FSIS was notified of an investigation of Salmonella Newport illnesses. Those people reported consumption of several different USDA related products. A store receipt, potentially linking the purchase to a patient was received on September 19, 2018. FSIS then started traceback of ground beef products. Eight … [Read more...]

USDA FSIS Breaks Down 16 Years of Salmonella in 123-Page Report

Of the meat and poultry inspected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, Salmonella most commonly appears in chicken, ground beef and turkey. In that order. And Salmonella Kentucky is the most common strain of Salmonella. These are among the many findings in a 123-page report the agency compiled examining 16 years of Salmonella data. The report, entitled Serotypes Profile of Salmonella Isolates from Meat and Poultry Products January 1998 through December 2014, was published on the agency's website Friday. In the U.S., norovirus causes the most food poisoning, but Salmonella is the leading cause of bacterial food poisoning. Each year, Salmonella sickens about 1.2 million Americans. Of those about 19,000 are hospitalized and 380 die. In 2014, … [Read more...]

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