Tyson Fresh Meats Recall Over 131,000 Lbs. of Ground Beef Products Due to Possible E. Coli Contamination

On September 27th, Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. announced that the company was recalling approximately 131,300 lbs. of ground beef products.  The recall was announced due to the possibility that the ground beef products are contaminated with E. Coli O157:H7.  Tyson Fresh Meats is an Emporia, KS establishment.

The problem was revealed when the FSIS was notified by the Ohio Department of Health that E. Coli illnesses had been detected in Butler County.  As the investigation continued, ground beef samples were collected from the patients’ homes.  These samples were tested by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and were found to be positive for E. Coli O157:H7.

All of the ground beef products included in this recall have a “BEST BEFORE or FREEZE BY” date of Sept. 12, 2011.  An establishment number of 245D is also inked along the package seam.

Products involved in the recall include:

*    Butcher’s Brand 3-pound chubs “GROUND BEEF 73% LEAN – 27% FAT,” packed in 36-pound cases each containing 12 chubs. Cases bear an identifying product code of “D-0211 LWIF.” These products were produced on Aug. 23, 2011 and were shipped to distribution centers in North Carolina and South Carolina for retail sale.

*    Generic label 3-pound chubs “GROUND BEEF 73% LEAN – 27% FAT,” packed in 36-pound cases each containing 12 chubs. Cases bear an identifying product code of “D-0211 LWI.” These products were produced on Aug. 23, 2011 and were shipped to distribution centers in Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin for retail sale.

*    Kroger brand 5-pound chubs  “GROUND BEEF 73% LEAN – 27% FAT,” packed in 40-pound cases containing eight chubs. Cases bear an identifying product code of “D-0211 QW.” These products were produced on Aug. 23, 2011 and were shipped to distribution centers in Indiana and Tennessee for retail sale.

The FSIS warns that some consumers may have this product in their freezers, and that any of the recalled beef products found in the home should be discarded immediately.

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