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FSIS Routine Testing Discovers Contaminated Beef In Arkansas

Routine testing by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) found that ground beef produced by Bob’s Food City, a Hot Springs, Arkansas based retailer was contaminated with the deadly E coli 0157:H7.

The finding brought today’s recall by the grocer of 375 pounds of ground beef. It was produced on May 7th with a sell by date of 05/09/09.

The products subject to recall include: 1-pound through 5-pound tray packs of "GROUND BEEF CHUCK," "GROUND ROUND" or "REGULAR GROUND BEEF."

There is no USDA mark of inspection on the tray packs. The recall was made public by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

While the amount of beef involved in this Class 1 recall is small, the health risk is high.

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