The July 2 Recall has been expanded to include approximately 776 additional pounds of Bison Products that were distributed to a firm in Nevada for further processing.
FSIS became aware of the problem during the course of an on-going investigation into a cluster of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses in Colorado with illness onset dates between June 4, 2010 and June 9, 2010. Working in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the New York Department of Health, 5 case-patients have been identified in Colorado as well as 1 case-patient in New York with an indistinguishable PFGE pattern.
FSIS determined that there is an association between the ground bison products and the cluster of illnesses in the state of Colorado. FSIS is continuing to work with the CDC, affected state public health partners, and the company on the investigation. The products subject to recall bear the establishment number "EST. 20247" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products were produced between the dates of May 21, 2010 through May 27, 2010.