Meat Company Recalls Beef Patties, Steaks Sold Across U.S.

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  1. Aqil

    Aqil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Suburban Chicago meat processor Quantum Foods was voluntarily recalling 406,000 pounds of frozen beef products, including hamburger patties and steaks, that may be contaminated with disease-causing E. coli bacteria, the government said.

    The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said the recall began on Saturday, after tests conducted by public health officials concluded the products may be linked to four illnesses in Colorado due to the E. coli O157:H7 bacterium. It can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration and can be deadly.

    FSIS said the products involved in the recall were produced on June 23 and 24 and were distributed nationwide to restaurants, military institutions and retail stores. Some were sold door to door. Each box carries the establishment code "EST. 213-D" inside the Agriculture Department inspection seal.

    Some of the steaks in the recall were packaged under the Applebee's brand name. Quantum Foods is based in Rollingbrook, IL, 20 miles southwest of Chicago. According to FSIS, the recall included:

    • Packages of "B-Bar Brand, 12 Quarter-pound, 100% PURE BEEF PATTIES" bearing the product code 3084.

      8-pound packages of "HAMBUGER PATTIES, 100% PURE BEEF," bearing the product code 3060.

      10-pound boxes of "100% PURE CHOPPED BEEF STEAKS," bearing the product code 3012.

      25-pound boxes of "85% LEAN GROUND BEEF PATTIES NAMP#1136," bearing the product code 3014.

      25.60-pound boxes of "85% LEAN GROUND BEEF PATTIES NAMP#1136," bearing the product code 3016.

      4.5-pound boxes of "OUR HOMESTYLE PURE CHOPPED BEEF STEAKS," bearing the product code 3021.

      10-pound boxes of "90% LEAN GROUND BEEF PATTIES NAMP#1136," bearing the product code 3025.

      40-pound boxes of "90% LEAN BULK PACK GROUND BEEF NAMP#136," bearing the product code 3035.

      4.497-pound boxes of "PURE CHOPPED BEEF STEAKS," bearing the product code 3036.

      24-pound boxes of "CHOPPED BEEF PATTIES," bearing the product code 3042.

      10-pound boxes of "CHOPPED BEEF STEAKS," bearing the product code 3062.

      21-pound boxes of "CHOPPED BEEF STEAKS," bearing the product code 3068.

      24-pound boxes of "PURE CHOPPED BEEF STEAKS TENDERFORM," bearing the product code 3079.

      10-pound boxes of "85% LEAN BULK PACK GROUND BEEF NAMP#136," bearing the product code 3094.

      26.25-pound boxes of "PURE CHOPPED BEEF STEAKS TENDERFORM," bearing the product code 3107.

      24-pound boxes of "SEASONED CHOPPED BEEF STEAKS CHOPPED AND FORMED," bearing the product code 3208.

      10.125-pound boxes of "SALISBURY BEEF STEAKS," bearing the product code 3301.

      10.13-pound boxes of "PLATTER BEEF PATTIES CHOPPED AND FORMED," bearing the product code 3416.

      10-pound boxes of "PLATTER BEEF PATTIES CHOPPED AND FORMED," bearing the product code 3418.

      10-pound boxes of "SALISBURY BEEF STEAKS," bearing the product code 3302.

      24-pound boxes of "PLATTER BEEF PATTIES CHOPPED AND FORMED," bearing the product code 3318.

      10-pound boxes of "PLATTER BEEF PATTIES," bearing the product code 3414.

      17.1875-pound boxes of "USDA SELECT BEEF SIRLOIN STEAK," bearing the product code 5304.

      20-pound boxes of "BEEF SIRLOIN BUTT STRIP STEAKS," bearing the product code 5338.

      10-pound boxes of "BEEF SIRLOIN STRIP STEAKS," bearing the product code 6352.

      Boxes of "BEEF SIRLOIN BUTT STRIP STEAKS," bearing the product code 5342.

      Boxes of "BEEF SIRLOIN STEAK BOURBON BRAND," bearing the product code 9390.

      Boxes of "APPLEBEE'S FAJITA BRAND BEEF SIRLOIN STEAK," bearing the product code 9394.

      Boxes of "APPLEBEE'S HOUSE SIRLOIN BEEF SIRLOIN STEAK," bearing the product code 9399.

      Boxes of "APPLEBEE'S SUPER HOUSE SIRLOIN BEEF SIRLOIN STEAK," bearing the product number 5392.

      Boxes of "BEEF SIRLOIN STEAK FOR STIR FRY," bearing the product code 5396.

      Boxes of "APPLEBEE'S HOUSE SIRLOIN BEEF SIRLOIN STEAK," bearing the product code 5397.
     
  2. MrBlak

    MrBlak Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A product recall on one or two food items from a single company is scary....this is just insane. I hope people get the word and no one gets sick of all that stuff.
     
  3. toylin

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    See? This is why I don't eat meat.. and I'm weaning myself of animal by products.. When the last time they recalled some vegetables? I'll pass this on to my meat eating relatives and friends.. Thanks for the heads up!
     
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