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Michigan Firm Recalls Ground Beef Products Due to Possible E. coli O157:H7 Contamination


Abbott’s Meat Inc., a Flint, Mich., establishment, is voluntarily recalling approximately 26,669 pounds of ground beef products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.  Each box also bears the establishment number “Est. 10215” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The products subject to recall include:

* 10-pound boxes of “Abbott’s GROUND BEEF PATTIE.” Each box bears the product code “1160.”
* 10-pound boxes of “Abbott’s GROUND BEEF PATTIE 2/1.” Each box bears the product code “1120.”
* 10-pound boxes of “Abbott’s GROUND BEEF PATTIE 4/1.” Each box bears the product code “1140.”
* 13-pound boxes of “Abbott’s GROUND BEEF PATTIE 5/1.” Each box bears the product code “1145.”
* 10-pound boxes of “Abbott’s ORIGINAL CONEY ISLAND TOPPING, Beef Pattie Mix.” Each box bears the product code “1779.”
* 25-pound boxes of “Abbott’s ORIGINAL CONEY TOPPING MIX, Beef Pattie Mix.” Each box bears the product code “1794.”
* 10-pound boxes of “Abbott’s THE BOSS Beef Patties, 6 oz.” Each box bears the product code “1638.”
* 10-pound boxes of “Abbott’s GROUND BEEF.” Each box bears the product code “1610.”
* 10-pound boxes of “Abbott’s GROUND BEEF, Loose Pack.” Each box bears the product code “1625.”
* 10-pound boxes of “Abbott’s OUR EXTRA FANCY GROUND BEEF.” Each box bears the product code “1710.”

Here we go again.  I posted a few weeks ago:  “Put me out of business, please – 2007”

*  Ninteen people have recently been sickenrd with E. coli O157:H7 linked to eating ate a Hunstville, Alabama restaurant.

* At least thirteen people have been confirmed ill with E. coli O157:H7 infections after eating ground beef produced by United Food Group sold in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and Montana. Over 5,700,000 pound of meat have been recalled.

* Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. recalled 40,440 pounds of ground beef products due to possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7. No illnesses yet reported.

* Seven Minnesotans were confirmed as part of the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that prompted PM Beef Holdings to recall 117,500 pounds of beef trim products that was ground and sold at Lunds and Byerly’s stores.

* Twenty-seven people have been confirmed ill with E. coli O157:H7 infections in Fresno County. The Fresno County Department of Community Health inspected the “Meat Market” in Northwest Fresno, the source of the outbreak.

* At least two people were confirmed ill with E. coli O157:H7 infections in Michigan after eating ground beef produced by Davis Creek Meats and Seafood of Kalamazoo, Michigan. The E. coli outbreak prompted Davis Creek Meats and Seafood to recall approximately 129,000 pounds of beef products that were distributed in Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

* Following reports of three Napa Valley children who became sick from hamburger patties sold at a St. Helena Little League snack shack, 100,000 pounds of hamburger (that was a year old) was recalled.

* Several people were confirmed ill with E. coli O157:H7 infections in Pennsylvania after eating E. coli-contaminated meat products at Hoss’s Family Steak and Sea Restaurants, a Pennsylvania-based restaurant chain that purchased its meat from HFX, Inc., of South Claysburg, Pennsylvania. As a result of the outbreak, HFX recalled approximately 4,900 pounds of meat products.

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