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May 14, 2007

Beef recall due to possible E. coli

Davis Creek Meats and Seafood in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is recalling nearly 129,000 pounds of beef products after concerns of E. coli contamination.

Boxes of mechanically tenderized steaks and ground beef produced between March 1 and April 30 of 2007 are being recalled after the problem was discovered as part of the Michigan Department of Health’s E. coli illness investigation. The beef has been shipped to distribution centers in Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Products subject to the voluntary recall include those with the establishment number 1947A and date codes between 060 and 120.

Normally, steaks are not considered a high risk for food-borne illness, since any bacteria present is only found on the surface. However, since the steaks were mechanically tenderized, it is possible that any bacteria on the outside of the product could have been transferred to the inside as well.

For a complete list of recalled products, visit the Food Safety and Inspection Service Website.

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