Iowa Firm Recalls Ground Beef Products for Possible E. coli O157:H7 Contamination

calendar icon 6 October 2006
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Jim’s Market and Locker, Inc. a Harlan, Iowa, firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately 5,226 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

Each package bears the establishment number "Est. 2424" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The problem was discovered through microbiological testing. FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product.

The ground beef products were produced on August 31 and September 1 and distributed to one retail establishment in Iowa and distributors in Georgia, Iowa, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New York, Texas and Wisconsin.

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

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