USDA Recalling 131,300 Pounds Of Ground Beef

September 28, 2011

U.S. food inspectors said on Wednesday that the biggest meat processor in the U.S. is recalling 131,300 pounds of ground beef in 14 states.

The ground beef sold by Tyson is under question after an outbreak of e.coli in Ohio, causing one child in Cincinnati to undergo hospital treatment for 10 days.

Tyson’s ground beef had a best-before date of September 12, but the Department of Agriculture believes much of it may have been frozen by consumers for later use.  The beef was originally produced on August 23.

The agency said in a statement that its food safety and inspection service “strongly encourages consumers to check their freezers and immediately discard any product subject to this recall.”

Symptoms of e.coli poisoning include diarrhea, dehydration and kidney failure in the most severe cases.

Tyson is the biggest exporter of meat in the U.S., but a spokesman said none of the recalled ground beef was sold overseas.

The ground beef being recall includes Kroger-brand beef with a product code D-0211 QW, Butcher’s Brand beef with a product code D-0211 LWIF, and generic label beef with a product code D-0211 LWI.

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Source: RedOrbit Staff & Wire Reports

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