Feds recall 100,000 pounds E. coli contaminated ground beef!
Illinois’ Valley Meats recalls multiple ground beef brands for high risk food bacteria.
Chicago, IL-The United States Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) http://www.fsis.usda.gov an agency under the Department of Agriculture (USDA) http://www.usda.gov issued a recall involving about 100,000 pounds of possible E. coli contaminated ground beef products. Valley Meats LLC, a Coal Valley, Illinois meat distribution company is cooperating with the voluntary recall of the following brands of their ground beef:
-3S Brand Products
-Grillmaster Brand Products
-Klub Brand Products
-Thick ‘N Savory Brand Products
-Ultimate Brand Products
-Consult the FSIS recall website for beef products with no brand name
These high risk for bacteria contamination ground beef products were produced on March 10, 2009 and distributed nationwide. The Ohio Department of Health informed FSIS regulators on May 13, 2009, through an investigation of sickened consumers. Reported illnesses in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Illinois led to the investigation by various health department officials. E. coli is a potentially deadly bacteria when ingested by humans especially children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems.
Innocent consumers who have eaten ground beef manufactured and distributed by the Illinois beef company who are concerned they are ill should seek medical attention immediately. Federal food safety inspectors and Valley Meats company leaders urge consumers and businesses who bought this meat should stop eating it immediately and contact the company directly at (309) 799-7341 or call the free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854).