Ground Beef Recalled Over E. Coli Concerns

According to Nation’s Restaurant News, “Huntington Meat Packing Inc. is recalling 432 tons of ground beef shipped to restaurants, hotels and distribution centers in California because of possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination, federal officials said Monday.”

“The Food Safety and Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture said the problem was discovered during a food safety assessment by FSIS personnel. An investigation is ongoing, the agency said. FSIS said it has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of the recalled products. Robert Glenn, owner of Montebello-based Huntington Meat Packing, said Tuesday that it was not yet clear what the FSIS contends had been done improperly at the company. He said he would comment about the matter further after he receives clarification.”

“An e-mail to FSIS seeking clarification about the basis of the recall was not returned as of press time. The recall involves ground beef produced from Jan. 5 to Jan. 15, 2010, and from Feb. 19 to May 15, 2008. Products included:

  • 40-pound boxes labeled “Huntington Meats Ground Beef”
  • 40-pound boxes labeled “Huntington Meat Pkg. Inc. Beef Ground for Further Processing”
  • 40-pound boxes labeled “Beef Burrito Filling Mix”
  • 20-pound boxes labeled “Imperial Meat Co. Ground Beef Patty”
  • 10-pound boxes labeled “Imperial Meat Co. Ground Beef Patty”
  • 10-pound boxes labeled “El Rancho Meat & Provision All Beef Patties”

Read more: http://www.nrn.com/breakingNews.aspx?id=378378&utm_source=MagnetMail&utm_medium=email&utm_term=liz@pmq.com&utm_content=NRN-News-NRNam-1-20-10&utm_campaign=Jan.%2020,%202010%20-%20A%20taste%20of%20luxury%20for%20diners%20on%20a%20budget#ixzz0dAeXW9I0