An Arkansas firm that advertises its high-end Black Angus steaks is recalling more than 14,000 pounds of ground beef because it may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, of Arkansas City, Kansas, was recently lauded in its hometown paper for successfully reaching high-end markets from Wichita to New York City. The recall affects five products marked with "EST. 27" inside the USDA mark of inspection (weights are approximate):
BEEF FINE GRIND 81/19 NATURAL, containing 10-pound chubs (40-pound case)
Product code: 80185
BEEF CHUCK FINE GRIND 81/19 NATURAL, containing 10-pound chubs (40-pound case)
Product code: 80285
BEEF SIRLOIN FINE GRIND 91/9 NATURAL, containing 10-pound chubs (40-pound case)
Product code: 80495
BEEF FINE GRIND 90/10 NATURAL, containing 5-pound chubs (40-pound case)
Product code: 85165
BEEF FINE GROUND 93/7, containing 10-pound chubs (60-pound case)
Product code: 86191
The ground beef was shipped to Arizona, California, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington. The ground beef may have been repackaged and relabeled for consumer sale. The USDA will report retail products affected as information becomes available on its website.
Customers can call Jim Rogers at 620-741-3352 for more information.
According to the USDA, "E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and in the most severe cases, kidney failure. The very young, seniors and persons with weak immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness."
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