MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WALA) - Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries Consumer Food Safety Inspectors are conducting recall effectiveness checks on ground beef that is part of a Kansas-based company's recall of more than 50,000 pounds of ground beef sold in grocery stores nationwide over fears it has been contaminated with E. coli.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Wednesday, July 31 that National Beef Packing Company recalled approximately 51,000 pounds of various ground beef products.
The following products are subject to recall:
- 10 lb. chub of "National Beef" 93/ 7 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 0707
- 10 lb. chub of "NatureSource" 80/20 Fine Ground Chuck, Product Code 7031
- 10 lb. chub of "NatureSource" 85/15 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7054
- 10 lb. chub of "NatureSource" 90/10 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7344
- 10 lb. chub of "NatureSource" 93/ 7 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7004
- 10 lb. chub of "NatureWell 80/20 Fine Ground Chuck, Product Code 7484
- 10 lb. chub of "NatureWell" 85/15 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7454
- 10 lb. chub of "NatureWell" 90/10 Fine Ground Sirloin, Product Code 7577
- 10 lb. chub of "NatureWell" 93/7 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7404
These products bear the establishment number "EST. 208A" inside the USDA mark of inspection. All the recalled products were produced on July 18, 2013 and were shipped in 40- to 60-pound cases to retailers, wholesalers and food service distributors nationwide.
Investigators confirmed a positive result for E.coli O157:H7 in a sample during routine monitoring.
During a follow-up investigation it was determined that National Beef Packing Co. was the sole supplier of the source materials used to produce the positive product.
As of Wednesday evening, July 31, there have been no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of the ground beef. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider.
Federal and state food inspectors routinely conduct recall effectiveness checks to verify companies involved in recalls notify their customers, including restaurants. They also work to ensure that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
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