One million pounds of ground beef recalled - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/6/10

One million pounds of ground beef recalled

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Valley Meat Company is voluntarily recalling approximately 1,000,000 pounds of ground beef products because of the potential for E. coli contamination. The recall extends only to the products listed below that were produced between October 2, 2009 and January 12, 2010 and were sold in California, Texas, Oregon, Arizona and internationally.

All products subject to the recall bear the establishment number "EST. 8268" inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as a five-digit code that signifies the date they were produced. The affected 2009 products will carry a number between 275 and 365 before the "09" ending. The affected 2010 products will carry a number between 001 and 012 before the "10" ending.

Because most of the products are sold frozen, we are working with our retailers to remove the affected products from grocery store shelves, and to encourage consumers to dispose of products they may have at home or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is working with us in retrieving products.

Refer to the list below for all of the products including in the recall.

PRODUCTS

If you have any of the below products, please discard of them immediately or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. To determine if you have any of the affected products, first look to the product name on the label. If it matches any of the names listed below, locate the "EST. 8268" inside USDA mark of inspection as well as the five-digit code (typically found on the top of the bag) that signifies the date they were produced. The affected 2009 products will carry a number between 275 and 365 before the "09" ending. The affected 2010 products will carry a number between 001 and 012 before the "10" ending.

  • BIGGER VALLEY BURGER – 6/5# (73/27) Retail Bag
  • BIGGER VALLEY BURGER 12/3# (80/20) Retail Bag
  • BLACK ANGUS BEEF BURGER 12/2# RETAIL BOX
  • COUNTRY STYLE BEEF PATTIES (WITH SOY) RETAIL 6/5# Bag
  • GROUND BEEF CHUCK PATTIES 7 OZ- 21# cs
  • GROUND BEEF SMASHBURGER 40/7 OZ. – VAC PACK
  • HEARST 80/20 PATTIES 5/1R -10#
  • HEARST GROUND BEEF 12/1# RETAIL
  • IQF 85/15 GROUND BEEF PATTIES 4/1R
  • IQF 80/20 GROUND BEEF PATTIES, sized 2/1 OVAL, 2/1 RND, 3/1 Oval, 3/1 rnd,
  • 4/1 rnd, 4/1 thin, 5/1 rnd, 6/1 rnd, 8/1 rnd 10# case
  • IQF BEEF PATTIES WITH SOY, sized 4/1, 5/1, and 6/1 10# case
  • RPQ 80/20 GROUND BEEF 4/10#
  • RPQ 85/15 G B 4/10# CLEAR PACKAGING
  • RPQ 85/15 GROUND BEEF 4/10#
  • RPQ 85/15 GROUND BEEF PATTIES 160/4 oz, 40/4 oz cases
  • RPQ 90/10 GROUND BEEF 4/10# also clear
  • SUPREMAS BEEF PATTIES 12/3# Bag
  • THE BUITCHER'S CUT 100% GROUND BEEF PATTIES RETAIL BOXES 8#, and 12/2.5# (73/27 )
  • THE BUTCHER'S CUT 100% ALL BEEF PATTIES 12/2.5# RETAIL BAG (80/20)
  • 100% ALL BEEF PATTIES – 12/3# RETAIL BAG (15% FAT)
  • 100% ALL BEEF PATTIES – 12/3#, 6/5#, 8/3# RETAIL BAG (73/27)
  • 100% ALL BEEF PATTIES 12/3# RETAIL BAG (7% FAT)
  • 100% ALL BEEF PATTIES 12/3# RETAIL BAG (20% FAT)
  • 73/27 GROUND BEEF Packaged in: 10/1#, 40/1#, 20/2#, 15/3#, 4/5#, 8/5#, 4/10#
  • 80/20 GROUND BEEF Packaged in: 10/1#, 40/1#, 2/5#, 4/5#, 8/5#, and 4/10# fresh and frozen
  • 85/15 GROUND BEEF Packaged in: 4/5#, and 8/5#
  • 90/10 GROUND BEEF – 8/5#
  • 90/10 GROUND BEEF PATTIES 160/4 oz case
  • 93/7 GROUND BEEF 4/10#

GENERAL FOOD SAFTEY

Wash hands in warm water with antibacterial soap before and after handling raw meat. Wash all preparation and cook surfaces before and after handling raw meat. Cook all ground beef products to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F to ensure food safety. Visit the USDA website for additional food safety information here.

HOT LINE

Consumers with additional questions about the recall should call 1-866-221-6474.

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