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16,000 Lbs of Beef Patties Recalled

16,000 Lbs of Beef Patties Recalled

Approximately 16,800 pounds of ground beef patties imported from Canada are being recalled because of possible E. coli contamination. The recall was announced by the the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and the health risk was high. The USDA website says this level of risk means, “…a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.” (Source: USDA.gov)

The imported beef patties were intended for distribution in Arizona, Colorado, Texas and Washington restaurants.

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

These are the products being recalled:

10 lb. boxes of PRIME RIB BEEF PATTIES 8 oz, with product code 55317, and production code 11 NO 22

10 lb boxes of PRIME RIB BEEF PATTIES 71g, with product code 55391 and bearing a production code of 11 SE 01 or 12 JA 04

The Food and Safety Inspection Service says consumers should eat only beef that has been cooked
to 160 degrees Fahrenheit, and the only way to tell if it has reached that temperature is by measuring with an internal thermometer.

A toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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10:30PM PDT on Mar 29, 2012

hmmm sorry. i don't eat meat so it didn't affect me...

11:59PM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

I heard about this on the radio today (I live in Washington)..but the radio hosts didnot say which restaurants...good thing I am too broke to eat out...Thanks for posting Jake!

2:33PM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

So how many innocent cows lost their lives only to be "recalled" and thrown away.

What a sad testament for the human race.

10:39AM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

So all those cows lived a horrible life and died for nothing? How awful, not that I believe in eating animals anyway but so much suffering caused just so human animals can get their meat fix.

12:04AM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

Like Dianne D I have to smile about this... in fact I am never less than TICKLED SLIME-PINK at these frequent stories about problems with beef. YEA! I can only hope that disease, e.coli, "downed-cow syndrome," antibiotics, toxic waste, huge carbon footprint, destruction of the rain forests, and every other kind of negative image be made more and more salient to the topic of BEEF.

I just wish there were more stories like this in connection with pork. Like, maybe another huge tank holding toxic pig wastes bursts and flows all over the place. Sooner or later, even though many many humans are very stupid, some of them might get a hint about eating meat and the all-around damage it causes.

11:22PM PDT on Mar 27, 2012

Thank you for the information. ( And thanks also for "just the facts".)

10:49PM PDT on Mar 27, 2012

I never touch meat patties always safe to take vegetable patties

9:07PM PDT on Mar 27, 2012

Sad!Now i look at meet it is yuch!

6:37PM PDT on Mar 27, 2012

Big Ag doesn't care how many animals or people they kill as long as they make money. Big Tobacco has killed 50 million people and they absolutely love murdering. You would think our
"government" who is supposed to "protect" it's citizens would "ban" things that kill us but,
my goodness, they are too "moral" to do that. Our government has better things to do, like
block abortions and birth control so they can murder more women. They've done an excellent job of killing 8,500 of our children in Iraq. I'm wondering if they are busying themselves drumming up more bogus wars to kill more of our youngest, best. Years ago, our government at least PRETENDED to care about us, now they don't even bother.

4:47PM PDT on Mar 27, 2012

As Big Agra takes control over more and more of our food supplies, this sort of thing has the potential to get only worse. Kill a few people to save a few bucks, so what?---they don't care.

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