- Hello Jeff - Another new recall...more ground beef -
86.8 tons, that is TONS. A lot of meat 173,554 pounds. This time
J & B Meat Corp. Also a Cargill meat recall.
- And lest we forget, it took Con Agra 8 months to recall
ALL pot pies. Better late then never?
- Source - South Florida Sun-Sentinel
- J&B Meats Corp. recalled 173 554 pounds (86.8 tons)
of ground beef that may be contaminated with the potentially deadly _E.
coli_ [O157:H7] bacteria, the 5th such recall by an American company in
the past 3 weeks.
- The products subject to the latest recall include boxes
of burgers with "Topps" and "Sam's Choice" labels,
the USDA (US Department of Agriculture) said in a statement issued Sat
13 Oct 2007. The meat was produced on 12, 18, and 22 Jun 2007 and distributed
to retail outlets nationwide. Company officials didn't return calls seeking
- The biggest of the recalls was by Topps Meat Co., which
went out of business earlier this month after recalling 21.7 million pounds
of ground beef. Topps, of Elizabeth, NJ, had been the owner of J&B
Meats, which is based in Coal Valley, IL, according to the U.S. Department
of Agriculture. J&B recalled the beef after investigators found a possible
link to a reported illness.
- Communicated by ProMED-mail
- The J&B recall seems to be linked to both Topps and
Cargill recalls based on the products mentioned. It is not clear if J&B
actually manufactured the ground beef or just distributed it. - Mod.LL
- Source WBIR (Knoxville, TN)
- The Knox County (Tennessee) Health Department has now
positively linked 3 _E. coli_ infections with a beef recall earlier in
Oct 2007. The ground beef was sold in frozen patties at Sam's Club and
was made by Cargill Meat Solutions. It was also distributed to some restaurants
and foodservice institutions. If you have purchased American Chef's Selection
Angus Beef Patties, check to be sure it does not fall under the case code
- An additional case of _E. coli_ in Cocke County has been
determined to be unrelated and is considered by health officials to be
a sporadic case.
- The 3 victims in Knox County became infected with _E.
coli_ O157 from eating contaminated beef. The CDC has identified this specific
strain as outbreak no. 0710NYEXH-1c. Analysis showed it to be a distinct
infection from a cluster in Indiana under the same outbreak number.
- Now, an Illinois company is recalling more than 86 tons
of ground beef, some apparently sold in Sam's Club stores, over an _E.
coli_ concern. J & B Meats is recalling Topps Premium Pure Sirloin
Beef Sirloin Steak Burgers, Topps 100 percent Pure Ground Beef Hamburgers
32 Quarter Pounders, Sam's Choice Backyard Gourmet Beef Burgers 80/20 12
Quarter Pound Round Patties, and Topps 100 percent Pure Ground Beef Hamburgers
12 Quarter Pounders. You can recognize the packages by the establishment
number, Est. 5712.
- A Georgia company, Arko Veal has also recalled ground
beef patties, but the USDA reports those patties were distributed only
to restaurants in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
- Communicated by ProMED-mail Patricia A. Doyle DVM, PhD
Bus Admin, Tropical Agricultural Economics Univ of West Indies
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