A California company is issuing a recall of some types of ground organic beef after it became known that they may potentially be contaminated with E. coli. For more information on this recall, as well as what this may mean for you and your nutritional health, keep on reading after the jump.
First Class Foods, Inc. is recalling 34,373 pound of organic ground beef that was distributed to retailers and restaurants in six different states after they became aware of a potential E. coli O157:H7 contamination.
Though nobody has reported getting sick from the possibly contaminated beef, the company decided to issue a voluntary recall to be on the safe side. The ground beef in question was sent to groceries and other food service establishments in California, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Washington. The effected foods include:
• 16-oz. packages of “NATURE’S HARVEST ORGANIC GROUND BEEF BRICK” sold singly with one of the following “USE or FREEZE by” dates: “12/30/10″ or “01/08/11.”
• 16-oz. packages of “ORGANIC HARVEST ORGANIC GROUND BEEF BRICK” sold singly and in three-packs with one of the following “USE or FREEZE by” dates: “12/28/10″ or “01/06/11.”
• 16-oz. packages of NATURE’S HARVEST GROUND PATTY” containing four (4) 4-oz. patties with the following “USE or FREEZE by” date: “12/30/10″ or “01/08/11″
These lots also are marked as “EST. 18895” with Pack Dates of “10341” and ‘10350”. They were packaged on December 7 and December 16. Any consumers who have purchased recalled products can return them to their place of purchase for a full refund, and any distributors or consumers with questions and concerns are directed to call Lucienne Adams of First Class Foods, Inc. at 310-676-2500.
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