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    American Foods Group Recalls Ground Beef on E. coli Report

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- American Foods Group here issued a voluntary recall of nearly 96,000 pounds of ground beef due to possible E. coli contamination, said the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service on Nov. 24.

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- American Foods Group here issued a voluntary recall of nearly 96,000 pounds of ground beef due to possible E. coli contamination, said the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service on Nov. 24.

    FSIS said the recall was prompted by an investigation by the Illinois Department of Health, which was looking into two reports of illnesses. The products recalled are 95,927 pounds of coarse and fine ground beef chuck, sirloin, and chop beef that American Foods Group distributed to retailers and distributors in Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Virginia.

    The vendor produced the products subject to recall on Oct. 10. They were distributed for further processing and repackaging and will not have the company's establishment number on the package. Further, some of the recommended use-by dates have already expired, FSIS said.

    The products subject to the recall are:

    Bulk weight packages of "BEEF, FINE GROUND 73/27." Each shipping label bears a product code of "65000."
    Bulk weight packages of "BEEF, FINE GROUND 75/25." Each shipping label bears a product code of "65800."
    Bulk weight packages of "BEEF SIRLOIN, FINE GROUND 90/10." Each shipping label bears a product code of "66000."
    Bulk weight packages of "BEEF, FINE GROUND 80/20." Each shipping label bears a product code of "66400."
    Bulk weight packages of "BEEF, FINE GROUND 75/25." Each shipping label bears a product code of "19900."
    Bulk weight packages of "BEEF, FINE GROUND 73/27." Each shipping label bears a product code of "20100."
    Bulk weight packages of "BEEF CHUCK, FINE GROUND 82/18." Each shipping label bears a product code of "20600."
    Bulk weight packages of "CHOP BEEF STEAK, FINE GRIND "86/14." Each shipping label bears a product code of "30000."
    Bulk weight packages of "BEEF SIRLOIN, FINE GROUND 92/08." Each shipping label bears a product code of "30400."
    Bulk weight packages of "BEEF ROUND, FINE GROUND 87/13." Each shipping label bears a product code of "30200."
    Bulk weight packages of "BEEF, FINE GROUND 80/20." Each shipping label bears a product code of "30700."
    Bulk weight packages of "BEEF CHUCK, FINE GROUND 82/18." Each shipping label bears a product code of "31400."
    Bulk weight packages of "BEEF, FINE GROUND 93/07." Each shipping label bears a product code of "31600."
    Bulk weight packages of "BEEF, FINE GROUND 73/27." Each shipping label bears a product code of "31700."
    Bulk weight packages of "BEEF MODIFIED, FINE GROUND 93/07." Each shipping label bears a product code of "31900."

    Each shipping label bears the establishment number "Est. 18076" inside the USDA mark of inspection. As the use-by date for products subject to the recall may have expired, consumers are being advised to contact local retailers to ask if they received any of these products and if so, to look in their freezers for the products and return or discard them if found.


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