Snapps Ferry Packing, an Afton, Tenn., firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately 102 pounds of hamburger patties and bulk ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.  The products subject to recall are:

* 4-pound packages of "GROUND BEEF PATTIES."
* Various weight bulk packages of "GROUND BEEF."

Each product subject to recall bears the establishment number "Est. 9085" inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as a "PACKED ON" date of "DEC.11.07" or "DEC.12.07." The products were sold at the establishment’s retail counter in Afton, Tenn., on Dec. 11 and 12, 2007. The problem was discovered through routine FSIS testing. FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician.

This is the 21st recall in 2007.  Please see all the other recalls on my post – E. coli O157:H7 back with a vengeance.