Detroit Company Recalls 13,150 Pounds of Meat for E. Coli Risk

January 7, 2008

A Detroit company is voluntarily recalling about 13,150 pounds of steaks and ground beef products because they may be contaminated with E. coli.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service says the products from Mark’s Quality Meats Inc. were produced in late December and distributed to restaurants in the Detroit area.

There have been no reports of illness. The problem was discovered after the company submitted a product sample for lab tests.

A message seeking comment was left Saturday with the company.

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. The very young, seniors and people with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to E. coli.

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