96,000 lbs of Beef recalled..

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  1. smokingscooby

    smokingscooby Smoking Fanatic

    Just came across this, thought it would be informative.

    (WGN-AM)- A northwestern Illinois meatpacker has recalled nearly 96,000 pounds of ground beef after meat from the plant was linked to E. coli illnesses in Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the beef was produced by Valley Meats LLC of Coal Valley in March and distributed in 10-pound to 40-pound packages, sold under brand names including Grillmaster, J&B, Thick'N Savory, 3S, Klub and Ultimate.

    All of the recalled beef products bear the establishment number "EST. 5712" inside the USDA's inspection mark.

    E. coli bacteria can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and kidney failure. Those most vulnerable include the very young, the aged and people with weak immune systems, according to USDA's Food Safety Inspection Service.

    Phone messages seeking comment today from Valley Meats were not immediately returned.

    (The Associated Press contributed to this report)
  2. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the heads up....I'm safe here till they add to the list :)
  3. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the information, I hope they can get it off the shelf pronto. We have enough to deal with in these times.
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    It is now up to 11 states but don't know all of the Florida has been added to it tho
  5. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    One more reason to buy meat from the butcher or meat locker that you trust. I don't do ground beef, if that's what they call that crap, from any of the big box stores.

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