Valley Meats Issues Beef Recall Due to Possible E. Coli Contamination

Valley Meats has recalled about 96,000 pounds of ground beef products following a small cluster of genetically related E.coli infections in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Illinois, according to the Ohio Grocer’s Association.

COAL VALLEY, Ill.Valley Meats [2] here has recalled about 96,000 pounds of ground beef products following a small cluster of genetically related E.coli infections in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Illinois, according to the Ohio Grocer’s Association.

On May 13, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service division [3] was informed by the Ohio Department of Health that the illnesses were caused by the same strain of E. coli. Products subject to recall include 3S brand products, Grillmaster brand products, J&B Brand products, Klub Brand Products, Thick 'N Savory Brand Products, Ultimate Brand Products, and other Valley Meats products bearing the USDA establishment number EST. 5712 and produced on March 10, 2009.

For more detailed information, access the FSIS Recall Release by clicking here [4].

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