National Beef Packing Company, of Kansas, is recalling
approximately 50,100 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated
with E. coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety
and Inspection Service said.
The following products are subject to recall:
All these products bear the establishment number "EST. 208A" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were produced on July 18, 2013 and were shipped in 40 to 60 pound cases to retailers, wholesalers, and food service distributors nationwide.
FSIS advises all consumers to safely prepare their raw meat products,
including fresh and frozen, and only consume ground beef that has been cooked
to a temperature of 160° F. The only way to confirm that ground beef is cooked
to a temperature high enough to kill harmful bacteria is to use a food
thermometer that measures internal temperature.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. "Ask Karen" live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.