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Hill Country Fare Ground Beef Recalled for Possible Metal Fragments

Sam Kane Beef Processors of Texas recalled about 60,350 pounds of ground beef products because they may be contaminated with metal pieces. The products were shipped to three HEB Grocery distribution centers in Texas. The problem was discovered when a consumer complained about a small piece of metal in the ground beef. No confirmed of adverse reactions have been received to date.

The recalled products were produced on July 26, 2016. They include the following:

10 pound chubs containing “Hill Country Fare Ground Beef” 73% Lean/27% Fat with a Packed On date of 7/26/2016, a Use-By date of 8/15/2016, and bearing case code number 00090180. Also recalled are 5 pound chubs containing “Hill Country Fare Ground Beef” 73% Lean/27% Fat with a Packed On date of 7/26/2016, a Use-By date of 8/15/2016, and bearing case code number 00090150. Finally 3 pound chubs containing “Hill Country Fare Ground Beef” 73% Lean/27% Fat with a Packed On date of 7/26/2016, a Use-By date of 8/15/2016, and bearing case code number 00090170 are recalled.

The products have the establishment number “EST. 337” inside the USDA mark of inspection or on the product packaging seam. If you purchased any of these products, do not eat them. Throw them away or return them to the store where you bought them for a full refund.

Valley Meat Beef Recall for E. coli

Prompted by an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7, Valley Meat Company, a Modesto, California establishment, recalled approximately one million pounds of frozen ground beef patties and bulk ground beef products.

Valley Meat Company, a Modesto, California establishment, is recalling approximately one million pounds of frozen ground beef patties and bulk ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on August 6, 2010.

FSIS became aware of the problem on July 15 when the agency was notified by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) of a small cluster of illnesses with a rare strain as determined by PFGE subtyping. A total of six patients with illness onset dates between April 8 and June 18, 2010 were reported at that time. After further review, CDPH added another patient from February to the case count, bringing the count to seven. FSIS is continuing to work with the CDPH and the company on the investigation. Anyone with signs or symptoms of foodborne illness should contact a health care provider.

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 8268” inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as a production code of 25709 through 01210. These products were produced between the dates of Oct. 2, 2009 through January 12, 2010, and were distributed to retail outlets, including Safeway, and institutional foodservice providers in California, Texas, Oregon, Arizona, and internationally.

Cargill Meat Recall

Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation is voluntarily recalling approximately 845,000 pounds of frozen ground beef patties produced at its Butler, Wisonsin, location 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 frozen ground beef patties were produced on various dates from Aug. 9 through Aug. 17, 2007, and were distributed to retail establishments, restaurants and institutions nationwide. Each label bears the establishment number “Est. 924A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

Products distributed to retail establishments [including Sam’s Club owned by Wal-Mart] and subject to recall:

  • 6-pound boxes of “American Chef’s Selection Angus Beef Patties 18-1/3 Pound Patties.” Each package bears a case code of “7703100” and various package codes of Best If Used By dates of “02/05/08,” “02/06/08,” “02/12/08,” and “02/13/08.”

Cub Foods Recall

Minnesota Cub Foods stores have recalled certain prepackaged steaks that are part of a nationwide recall of over 1 million pounds of beef products.  The beef was produced by Nebraska Beef, Ltd., a company that has recalled over 6 million pounds of beef products in the last several weeks due to possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7.

Cub Foods is recalling Wild Harvest brand Beef Choice ribeye steaks, sirloin steaks and strip steaks, all beef products that were part of the Nebraska Beef recall. They were on store shelves between July 1 and August 8 and are marked with sell-by dates through and including September 6.

We have sued Cub Foods in the past on behalf of victims of another E. coli outbreak.  That outbreak was linked to frozen hamburger patties sold at Cub Foods.

JSM Meat Holdings

May 16, 2008 – JSM Meat Holdings Company, Inc. has recalled an undetermined amount of beef products intended for use in ground 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 following products are subject to recall:

  • 30-, 60- pound boxes, combo boxes or 47-gallon barrels of “MORREALE MEAT” beef products labeled as “Boneless Chucks,” “Boneless Clods,” “Flat Rounds,” “Gooseneck Rounds,” “Knuckle,” “Heel Meat,” “Scotties,” “Trimmings 50,” “Trimmings 60,” “Trimmings 65,” “Trimmings 70,” “Trimmings 75,” “Trimmings 80,” “Trimmings 85,” or “Trimmings 90.”

The beef products bear the establishment number “EST. 6872” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

“More resources must be devoted to federal food safety. The current system is undermined by too much fragmentation of responsibility and not enough coordination between federal, state, and local agencies,” stated Attorney Fred Pritzker, who represents food poisoning victims nationwide.

“One also has to wonder if microbiological testing is lax. Ground beef and other meat products should not be allowed to leave the manufacturer unless their safety is confirmed. Eating a hamburger should not be a high-risk activity.”