Ground Beef Sold In Indiana Recalled

E.coli Illnesses Prompt Recall

Packages of ground beef distributed in Indiana are part of a recall announced Tuesday by Tyson Fresh Meats Inc.

The Ohio Department of Health linked the product to an E.coli case in Butler County, Ohio, which is in the Cincinnati area.

About 131,300 pounds of ground beef sold in bulk packaging is included in the recall.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said the recalled ground beef includes:

  • 5-pound chubs of Kroger-brand "GROUND BEEF 73% LEAN - 27% FAT," packed in 40-pound cases containing eight chubs. The cases bear an identifying product code of "D-0211 QW." These products were produced on Aug. 23, 2011, and were shipped to distribution centers in Indiana and Tennessee for retail sale.
  • 3-pound chubs of Butcher’s Brand "GROUND BEEF 73% LEAN - 27% FAT," packed in 36-pound cases, each containing 12 chubs. Cases bear an identifying product code of "D-0211 LWIF." These products were produced on Aug. 23, 2011, and were shipped to distribution centers in North Carolina and South Carolina for retail sale.
  • 3-pound chubs of a generic label "GROUND BEEF 73% LEAN - 27% FAT," packed in 36-pound cases, each containing 12 chubs. Cases bear an identifying product code of "D-0211 LWI." These products were produced on Aug. 23, 2011, and were shipped to distribution centers in Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin for retail sale.
  • The products were sold at Kroger, Food Lion, Sav-A-Lot, Spectrum Foods and Supervalu stores.

    The recalled products have a "best before or freeze by" date of Sept. 12, 2011, and "245D" printed along the seam of the packages.

    People became sick after consuming the ground beef in the Cincinnati area earlier this month, Ohio officials said.

    E.coli can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and kidney failure, in severe cases. Very young people, older people and those with weak immune systems are most susceptible to food-borne illnesses.

    Tyson said anyone with questions about the recall should call 866-328-3156.
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