Ground Beef Recall 2010 California

Olivia SA | August 6, 2010 | 0 Comments More

Ground Beef Recall 2010 California – A California meat processor is recalling a stunning 1 million pounds of ground beef manufactured between October 2009 and January 2010, after officials say seven people reported contracting E. coli from their products.

The mostly frozen beef patties were distributed both within the U.S and internationally by Valley Meat Co., most of the meat going to Texas, Oregon, and Arizona, reports said.

Valley Meat Co. was officially alerted to cases of food poisoning being reported in mid-July, the cases mild but still causing vomiting, intestinal pain, diarrhea and fever. They immediately began an investigation and found that the meat had been contaminated with E. Coli.

“This is the first recall in our history and we will investigate the matter thoroughly and take any measures deemed necessary to further elevate our safety standards, protect consumers, and ensure confidence in our products,” their official statement read.

Consumers who have bought Valley Meat Co. ground beef are advised to look under the USDA inspection mark. All contaminated products were stamped with “EST. 8268”.

If you find you have this number stamped on the meat, do not prepare or handle it. Instead, throw it out properly wrapped to avoid spreading the contaminates, or return it to the store for a refund.

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