Where's the beef?
Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, a Kansas company, has recalled 14,158 pounds of ground beef due to possible E. coli contamination.
The USDA has classified the recall as "Class 1," having determined:
"This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death."
Sounds serious! Luckily, there have been no reports of any illness.
The company's recalled products include: 40-pound cases of "beef fine grind 81/19" with 10-pound "chub" sub-packages, 40-pound cases of "beef chuck fine grind 81/19" with 10-pound "chub" sub-packages, 40-pound cases of "beef sirloin fine grind 91/9" with 10-pound "chub" sub-packages, 40-pound cases of "beef fine grind 90/10 natural" with 5-pound "chub" subpackages, and 60-pound cases of "beef fine ground 93/7."
The beef was sent out on February 22 to Arizona, California, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington for further processing and distribution, possibly sold under different brand names.
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