Recall due to E. coli suspicion

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Thursday, June 04, 2009

SP Provisions, Portland, (Oregon, USA) establishment is recalling approximately 39,973 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. This announcement was made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

These ground beef products were produced on various dates from April 8, 2009 through May 28, 2009, and were distributed to retail establishments as well as hotels, restaurants and institutions in Oregon and Washington. The products, produced from the same source material, were sent into commerce prior to May 29, 2009.

The problem was discovered through FSIS microbiological sampling. FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact a physician.

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and in the most severe cases, kidney failure. The very young, seniors and persons with weak immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.
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