California firm recalls
864,000 lbs of beef
due to E coli concerns
Jan 19, 2010 9:56 AM
Huntington Meat Packing Inc, a Montebello CA establishment, is recalling approximately 864,000 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with E coli O157:H7, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.
These products, consisting of all ground beef products produced by the plant from Jan 5-15, 2010, are subject to recall:
•40-lb boxes of “Huntington Meats Ground Beef”
•40-lb boxes of “Huntington Meat Pkg Inc Beef Ground for Further Processing”
•40-lb boxes of “Beef Burrito Filling Mix”
•10-lb boxes of “Imperial Meat Co Ground Beef Patty”
•20-lb boxes of “Imperial Meat Co Ground Beef Patty”
•10-lb boxes of “El Rancho Meat & Provision All Beef Patties”
Each box bears the establishment number “EST 17967” inside the USDA mark of inspection on a label. The products were shipped to distribution centers, restaurants, and hotels within California.
During a subsequent review of the establishment’s records, FSIS also determined additional products produced and shipped in 2008 to be adulterated because they may have been contaminated with E coli O157:H7. As a result, these products (the same ones described in the aforementioned 2010 recall list) from Feb 19, 2008, to May 15, 2008, are subject to recall.
Each box bears the establishment number “EST 17967” inside the USDA mark of inspection on a label. The products were shipped to distribution centers, restaurants, and hotels within California. While these products are normally used fresh, the establishment is taking this action out of concern that some product may still be frozen and in commerce.
FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of any of these recalled products.
Consumers with safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the virtual representative available 24 hours a day at www.AskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-674-6854 is in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 am to 4 pm (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday.
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