Mich. Meat Company Recalls 129,000 Pounds of Beef Products

May 18, 2007

A Michigan meat company is recalling 129,000 pounds of beef products because of possible E. coli contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.

The meat products are made by Davis Creek Meats and Seafood and were made for Gordon Food Service stores, the USDA announced this week on its Web site.

The beef products were made between March 1 and April 30 and were shipped to distribution centers and retailers in Ark., Fla., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kan., Ken., Mich., Mo., Ohio, Penn., Tenn., Va., W. V. and Wis.

The Michigan health department discovered the problem as part of an E. coli illness investigation, The Detroit News reported.

The items under recall include boxes of mechanically tenderized steaks and ground beef of different weights. The boxes are labeled “Est. 1947A”.

Symptoms of E. coli include stomach cramps that may be severe and diarrhea that may turn bloody within one to three days. E. coli sometimes can lead to complications including kidney failure.

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