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Texas Firm Recalls Ground Beef for Possible E. coli O157:H7 Contamination

Plains Meat Company, LTD., a Lubbock, Texas, firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately 13,078 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that the following items are being recalled:

  • Five to 20- pound packages of "GROUND BEEF, PACKED BY PLAINS MEAT COMPANY, LTD."
  • Five to 20- pound packages of "BEEF PATTIES MIX, PACKED BY PLAINS MEAT COMPANY, LTD."

The problem was discovered through routine FSIS microbiological testing. FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product.

The ground beef was produced between July 31 and August 4, 2006 and was sent to restaurants and distributors in Amarillo and Lubbock, Texas.

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