50,000 Pounds of Ground Beef Recalled Due to Possible E. Coli Contamination

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

National Beef Packing Co., has initiated a voluntary recall for its NatureSource Natural Beef, Naturewell Natural Beef and National Beef commodity ground beef due to one 10 pound chub testing positive for E. coli O157:H7.

This recall is voluntary, and there have been no reported illnesses related to the recall. The company says they're working closely with authorities to investigate this matter and are contacting customers who have purchased this product.

The company says the recall was isolated to a small group of products affecting 50,100 pounds of ground beef produced on July 18, 2013 with a use by/freeze by date of August 7, 2013. The ground beef was originally shipped in clear, 10 pound chubs and was shipped to a limited number of retailers and wholesale and food service distributors in approximately 70 lbs. Boxes.

The following products are subject to recall:

•10 lb. chub of “National Beef” 93/ 7 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 0707

•10 lb. chub of “NatureSource” 80/20 Fine Ground Chuck, Product Code 7031

•10 lb. chub of “NatureSource” 85/15 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7054

•10 lb. chub of “NatureSource” 90/10 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7344

•10 lb. chub of “NatureSource” 93/ 7 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7004

•10 lb. chub of “NatureWell 80/20 Fine Ground Chuck, Product Code 7484

•10 lb. chub of “NatureWell” 85/15 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7454

•10 lb. chub of “NatureWell” 90/10 Fine Ground Sirloin, Product Code 7577

•10 lb. chub of “NatureWell” 93/7 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7404

The company is recommending customer throw the beef away or return it to the store for a refund.

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