More hamburger recalled:

Recall Release CLASS I RECALL

Del-Mar Provision Co., Inc., a Buffalo, N.Y., firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately 50 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.

The product subject to recall is:

* 10-pound poly bags of "GROUND BEEF."

Each bag bears the establishment number "Est. 2759" inside the USDA mark of inspection and a date code of "296." The ground beef products subject to recall were produced on Oct. 23, 2007, and distributed to a Buffalo area restaurant (not named).

For a good discussion of why we are seeing so many recalls and illnesses:

Why is E. coli making a comeback? – USDA’s lack of teeth, industry’s ‘lazy’ practices to blame for outbreaks

  • Phyllis Entis

    I get worried when I see a flurry of small recalls in the weeks following a major spotlight having been focussed on USDA/FSIS performance. I can’t help wondering whether USDA is tackling a large number of easy targets in a PR push instead of concentrating their resources on ensuring that the “big guys” are doing a proper job. While even a single case of E. coli O157:H7 illness is too many, the main risk to the population is from the widely-distributed meat from the ConAgras and Cargills of the world.

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