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7,000 Pound E. coli Hamburger Recall in South Carolina

Lancaster Frozen Foods and G&W Incorporated recall beef products in South Carolina

Perhaps it has nothing to do with the E. coli cases annoounced in Spartanburg earlier this week, but the timing is interesting.

Foods and G&W Incorporated are voluntarily recalling about 6,908 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli according to the S.C. meat and poultry inspection department.

The products in the recall were produced between March 2 and May 11 at Lancaster Frozen Foods and between March 2 and April 12 at G&W. Products were delivered to wholesale and retail establishments in South Carolina. One direct delivery went to General IGA in Walterboro, S.C.

The following products are in the recall:

5 pound bulk packages “Lancaster Frozen Foods Fresh Ground Beef” with Est. # 20 inside the SC mark of inspection.

10 pound 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”

Lab testing by the meat and poultry inspection department confirmed a positive result for E. coli in a ground product at Lancaster Frozen Foods. That lot was held by the company, but additional ungroud product from the same lot had been used in other production lots resulting in the recall.

No illnesses have been reported, but individuals concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider.