Food Poisoning Alert: United Food Group is recalling nearly 8,000 pounds of ready-to-eat Angus beef patties that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Consumers should discard recalled food products immediately.
What’s the problem?
January 19, 2011 – This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced a nationwide recall of the following products:
- 22.5-pound cases of “FULLY COOKED BLACK ANGUS GROUND BEEF STEAK PATTIES,” with each case containing 75 individual 4.8-ounce patties
Each package bears the establishment number “EST. 31835” inside the USDA mark of inspection, a use-by date of “10-11-2011,” and is marked with either “LINE #31” or “LINE #32.” The product subject to recall was produced on Oct. 11, 2010 and shipped to a single distributor in Calif. for further distribution to institutional users.
Listeria Food Poisoning Statistics
Each year, approximately 2,500 individuals around the country become seriously ill with listeriosis. Of these, 500 die. At increased risk are pregnant women, newborns, the elderly, and anyone with a weakened immune system.
Do I have a Food Poisoning Lawsuit?
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