Potential E. Coli Contamination, 1 Million Pounds Of Ground Beef Recalled By Valley Meat Company, California

Aug 7th, 2010 | By healthnews | Category: Health

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Article Date: 06 Aug 2010 – 12:00 PDT

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Approximately 1 million pounds of ground beef products are being recalled by Valley Meat Company, because it may be tainted with E. coli 0157:H7. The company says the recall applies only to the products listed further down this page, and were produced between October 2nd 2009 and January 12th 2010. The products have been sold in California, Texas, Arizona, Oregon and overseas.

All products with establishment number EST. 8268 inside the USDA mark of inspection are subject to the current recall, as well as a five-digit dated code. The 2009 products that are part of this recall will carry numbers 275 to 365 before the 09 ending; 2010 affected products have the numbers 001 to 012 before the 10 ending.

The company says it is working with retailers to get the affected products off grocery store shelves. Shoppers are urged to dispose of products they may have taken home, or return them to the retailer for a full refund.

The Valley Meat Company says the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is working with them in retrieving products.

Refer to the list below for all of the products including in the recall.

PRODUCTS

If you have any of the below products, please discard of them immediately or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. To determine if you have any of the affected products, first look to the product name on the label. If it matches any of the names listed below, locate the “EST. 8268″ inside USDA mark of inspection as well as the five-digit code (typically found on the top of the bag) that signifies the date they were produced. The affected 2009 products will carry a number between 275 and 365 before the “09″ ending. The affected 2010 products will carry a number between 001 and 012 before the “10″ ending.

  • BIGGER VALLEY BURGER – 6/5# (73/27) Retail Bag
  • BIGGER VALLEY BURGER 12/3# (80/20) Retail Bag
  • BLACK ANGUS BEEF BURGER 12/2# RETAIL BOX
  • COUNTRY STYLE BEEF PATTIES (WITH SOY) RETAIL 6/5# Bag
  • GROUND BEEF CHUCK PATTIES 7 OZ- 21# cs
  • GROUND BEEF SMASHBURGER 40/7 OZ. – VAC PACK
  • HEARST 80/20 PATTIES 5/1R -10#
  • HEARST GROUND BEEF 12/1# RETAIL
  • IQF 85/15 GROUND BEEF PATTIES 4/1R
  • IQF 80/20 GROUND BEEF PATTIES, sized 2/1 OVAL, 2/1 RND, 3/1 Oval, 3/1 rnd
  • 4/1 rnd, 4/1 thin, 5/1 rnd, 6/1 rnd, 8/1 rnd 10# case
  • IQF BEEF PATTIES WITH SOY, sized 4/1, 5/1, and 6/1 10# case
  • RPQ 80/20 GROUND BEEF 4/10#
  • RPQ 85/15 G B 4/10# CLEAR PACKAGING
  • RPQ 85/15 GROUND BEEF 4/10#
  • RPQ 85/15 GROUND BEEF PATTIES 160/4 oz, 40/4 oz cases
  • RPQ 90/10 GROUND BEEF 4/10# also clear
  • SUPREMAS BEEF PATTIES 12/3# Bag
  • THE BUITCHER’S CUT 100% GROUND BEEF PATTIES RETAIL BOXES 8#, and 12/2.5# (73/27 )
  • THE BUTCHER’S CUT 100% ALL BEEF PATTIES 12/2.5# RETAIL BAG (80/20)
  • 100% ALL BEEF PATTIES – 12/3# RETAIL BAG (15% FAT)
  • 100% ALL BEEF PATTIES – 12/3#, 6/5#, 8/3# RETAIL BAG (73/27)
  • 100% ALL BEEF PATTIES 12/3# RETAIL BAG (7% FAT)
  • 100% ALL BEEF PATTIES 12/3# RETAIL BAG (20% FAT)
  • 73/27 GROUND BEEF Packaged in: 10/1#, 40/1#, 20/2#, 15/3#, 4/5#, 8/5#, 4/10#
  • 80/20 GROUND BEEF Packaged in: 10/1#, 40/1#, 2/5#, 4/5#, 8/5#, and 4/10# fresh and frozen
  • 85/15 GROUND BEEF Packaged in: 4/5#, and 8/5#
  • 90/10 GROUND BEEF – 8/5#
  • 90/10 GROUND BEEF PATTIES 160/4 oz case
  • 93/7 GROUND BEEF 4/10#

Source: Valley Meat Company

Written by Christian Nordqvist

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