company has recalled approximately 50,000 pounds of ground beef that
may be contaminated with E. coli, the U.S. Department ofAgriculture announced Wednesday.
No illnesses have been reported
linked to the consumption of the meat, which was produced by National
Beef Packing Company of Liberal, Kan.
The beef was sold in 40 to
60 pound cases to retailers, wholesalers, and food service distributors
nationwide, USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a release.
The product carries the establishment number "EST. 208A" Inside the
USDA mark of inspection.
coli is a potentially deadly bacteria that can cause bloody
diarrhea, dehydration, and in severe cases, kidney failure. It is
considered an adulterant in raw beef.
--------------- Frozen Chicken Meals Recall ------------------
Also on Wednesday, the USA issued a recall on 2,486 pounds of frozen
chicken meals because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen.
The products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the label. The product is manufactured by Traditions which is located in Mississippi.
The item recalled: a three-compartment tray containing "Lemon Pepper Chicken Breast Filet with Rib
Meat Smoke Flavor Added / Mixed Vegetables / Basil and Garlic Fettuccine"
bearing the establishment number "P-13850" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
The products were produced and packaged on Oct. 5, 2012, Dec 19, 2012 and Jan.
For more information on either recall or both you should call: the USDA's Customer Service toll free hotline: (800) 877-8339. Or click on USDA to check their website.