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JSM Recalls Ground Beef: How Much Isn’t Known

More beef is being recalled due to concern about possible contamination by E. coli 0157:H7.

JSM Meat Holdings Company, Inc., a Chicago, Ill., firm, is voluntarily recalling an undetermined amount of beef products intended for use in ground products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced on May 16, 2008.

Eight days earlier, Palama Holdings, LLC, a Kapolei, Hawaii, firm, recalled approximately 68,670 pounds of ground beef products because of fear it may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7
Here are the details on the latest recall from our friends at FSIS:

The following products are subject to recall:

* 30-, 60- pound boxes, combo boxes or 47-gallon barrels of "MORREALE MEAT" beef products labeled as "Boneless Chucks," "Boneless Clods," "Flat Rounds," "Gooseneck Rounds," "Knuckle," "Heel Meat," "Scotties," "Trimmings 50," "Trimmings 60," "Trimmings 65," "Trimmings 70," "Trimmings 75," "Trimmings 80," "Trimmings 85," or "Trimmings 90."

The beef products bear the establishment number "EST. 6872" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

These beef products were distributed to establishments for further processing in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

No illnesses have yet been associated with this recall. The E. coli contamination was discovered by FSIS testing.

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