Ground beef recall due to e-coli risk

Updated: Wednesday, June 19 2013, 06:14 AM EDT
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(CNN) - The
United States Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Tuesday
22,737 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears that
they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The
recall is categorized by the FSIS as "Class I": a health hazard
situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the
product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.

Recalled
cases of beef from National Beef Packing Co. in Liberal, Kansas,
include 10 pound packages of "National Beef"

80/20 Coarse Ground Chuck,
package code "0481,"

10 pound packages of "National Beef" 81/19 Coarse
Ground Beef, package code "0421"

10 pound packages of "National
Beef" 80/20 Fine Ground Chuck, package code "0484."

The
affected products have a use/sell date of June 14, 2013 and were
produced on May 25, 2013. Cases were shipped to institutions and retail
establishments and FSIS has expressed concern that some product may
remain in consumers' freezers.

No
illnesses have been reported in association with the consumption of
these products. The contamination was found as a result of routine
inspection by FSIS.

Consumers
with questions about the recall should contact the company at
877-857-4143 for details. Additional information can be found at
nationalbeef.com.

Consumers
with food safety questions are encouraged to contact "Ask Karen," the
FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov.
The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline
(1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached
from l0 am to 4 pm ET Monday through Friday.

Ground beef recall due to e-coli risk
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