Meat Sold In Bulk To Retailers And Distributors Recalled For e. Coli

Meat processed by American Foods Group of Green Bay, WI has been recalled following an investigation by the Illinois Department of Health. The meat was sold in bulk quantities to retailers and distributors and may not be easily identifiable to consumers, says the USDA:

The products subject to recall were distributed for further processing and repackaging and will not bear the recalling firm’s establishment number on the package. As the use-by date for products subject to this recall may have expired, consumers can contact their retailers to ask if they received any of these products and if so, consumers are urged to look in their freezers for these products and return or discard them if found.

The ground beef products subject to recall were produced on Oct. 10, 2007, and were distributed to retail establishments and distributors in Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Virginia.

The symptoms of e. coli include severe bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps. If you’ve eaten ground beef in the past few days and are experiencing these symptoms, you should should contact your doctor right away. It might also be good idea to cook all of your hamburger to at least 160 degrees, considering the lack of detail provided in this recall.

Wisconsin Firm Recalls Ground Beef Products due to Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination [USDA]