Interstate Meat Distributors, Inc., of Clackamas, Oregon, reported a positive test result for E. coli O157:H7 to the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service.
The positive test result was detected by a third-party laboratory, prompting a recall for 14,806 pounds of beef and beef/pork blend meat that was distributed to stores in Oregon, Washington, and Utah.
There have been no confirmed reports of food poisoning from consumption of these products, but E. coli can cause fatal infections in people who eat or mishandle undercooked meat.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.”
E. coli can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Most people recover in about a week, but some develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS).
The raw ground-beef and pork was produced and packaged on February 10 and February 12. The products subject to the recall are:
- 2.25-pound wrapped packages of fresh “ALL NATURAL EXTRA LEAN GROUND BEEF” containing package code 04118 and with 96% lean and 4% fat on the label
- 2.25-pound wrapped packages of fresh “ALL NATURAL GROUND BEEF CHUCK” containing package code 04118 and with 80% lean and 20% fat on the label
- 2.25-pound wrapped packages of fresh “GROUND BEEF AND PORK BLEND” containing package code 04118 and with 80% lean and 20% fat on the label.
- 2.50-pound bag of 10 quarter pound frozen “BROTHERS CHOICE 85% LEAN ANGUS GROUND BEEF PATTIES” containing package code 04318.
The products have establishment number 965 inside the USDA inspection marks.
For more information, consumers with questions about the recall can contact Interstate Meat Distributors at 503-656-0633.