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Fairbank Farms Issues Recall of E. coli O157:H7 Tainted Ground Beef from Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia

From a Company Press Release:

Fairbank Farms (USDA Establishment 492), a New York manufacturer of ground beef, has issued a voluntary recall for a specified line of fresh ground beef products sold in eight states. Approximately 545,699 pounds of fresh ground beef product produced between September 14 through September 16, 2009, may possibly be linked to E.coli O157:H7.

An important point of fact, the recalled products are very specifically defined and are past their expiration date by 23 to 32 days. This means they are no longer being sold as fresh product in supermarkets. The products were sold in the following states: Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

To identify recalled products, consumers should check the package label and look for the product name, package weight and sell-by date. All labels will show an establishment number of EST 492 inside the USDA mark of inspection. Recalled products include:

ACME

Packaged products (Sell-by dates ranging from 09/19/09 through 09/28/09)

§ Wild Harvest Natural Angus Ground Beef 85/15, 1#

§ Lancaster Brand Extra Lean Ground Beef 96/04, 1#

§ Lancaster Brand Ground Beef 90/10, 1# & 2#

BJ’s Wholesale Club/Burris

Packaged products (Sell-by dates ranging from 09/19/09 through 09/28/09)

§ Fresh Ground Beef Patties 85/15, 5#

§ Lean Ground Beef 93/07, 3# & 5#

§ Meatloaf and Meatball Mix, 2.5#

Ford Brothers

Packaged products (Sell-by dates ranging from 09/19/09 to 09/28/09)

§ Fresh Ground Beef Patty 80/20, 3#

Giant Food Stores

Packaged products (Sell-by dates ranging from 09/19/09 to 09/28/09)

§ Giant Meatloaf & Meatball Mix, 1#

§ Giant Nature’s Promise Ground Beef, 1#

§ Giant Nature’s Promise Ground Beef Patties

§ Giant Extra Lean Ground Beef 96/04, 1#

Price Chopper

Packaged products (Sell-by dates ranging from 09/19/09 to 09/28/09)

§ Price Chopper Meatloaf & Meatball Mix, 1# & 2.5#

§ Price Chopper Extra Lean Ground Beef 96/4, 1#

§ Price Chopper Fresh Ground Beef Chuck for Chili 80/20, 1#

Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc.

Packaged products (Sell-by dates ranging from 09/19/09 to 09/28/09)

§ Shaw’s Fresh Ground Beef 93/7, 1# and 2#

§ Shaw’s Fresh Ground Beef 80/20, 1#, 2#, 3#

§ Shaw’s Fresh Ground Beef 75/25, 1# and 3#

§ Shaw’s Fresh Ground Sirloin Beef Patties 90/10, 1.3#

§ Shaw’s Fresh Ground Round Beef Patties 85/15, 1.3#

§ Shaw’s Fresh Ground Beef Patties 80/20, 1.3#

§ Shaw’s Fresh Ground Beef Patties Family Pack 80/20, 3#

§ Shaw’s Angus Ground Beef 85/15, 1#

§ Shaw’s Fresh Ground Round Beef 85/15, 1#, 2#, 3#

§ Shaw’s Natural Ground Beef 90/10, 1#

§ Shaw’s Natural Ground Beef 85/15, 1#

§ Shaw’s Fresh Ground Sirloin 90/10, 1#, 2#, 3#

§ Meatloaf & Meatball Mix, 1#

Trader Joe’s

Brick packs (Sell-by dates 10/06/09 or10/07/09)

§ Trader Joe’s Butcher Shop Fine Quality Meats Ground Beef 85/15, 1#

§ Trader Joe’s Butcher Shop Fine Quality Meats Ground Beef 80/20, 1#

Packaged Products (Sell-by dates ranging from 09/19/09 to 09/28/09)

§ Trader Joe’s Butcher Shop Fine Quality Meats Beef Patty 85/15, 1#

§ Trader Joe’s Butcher Shop Fine Quality Meats Ground Beef 96/4 Extra Lean, 1#

Other products

§ Cases of 10-lb. Fairbank Farms fresh ground beef chubs (for store grind). These products had a sell date of 10/3/09, 10/4/09 or 10/5/09, but will likely not bear those sell-by dates on their package labels. These products were distributed to retail establishments in Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia for further processing. Consumers with concerns should contact their point of purchase.

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