Colorado Firm Recalls Bison Products Due to Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination
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What’s the problem?
July 9, 2010 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced last week that it is recalling approximately 66,776 pounds of ground and tenderized steak bison products from Rocky Mountain Natural Meats that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
The products subject to recall bear the establishment number "EST. 20247" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products were produced between the dates of May 21, 2010 through May 27, 2010, and were distributed to retail establishments nationwide, food service distributors in Utah and Arizona, and a firm in Nevada for further processing. While the sell-by dates for these products have passed, FSIS and the establishment are aware that consumers may also freeze the product before use and there is concern that some product may still be frozen and in consumers' freezers.
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The following products are subject to recall:
- 16-ounce packages of "GREAT RANGE BRAND ALL NATURAL GROUND BISON." These products have a "sell or freeze by" date of June 21, June 22 or June 24, 2010.
- 16-ounce packages of "NATURE'S RANCHER GROUND BUFFALO." These products have a "sell or freeze by" date of June 22, 2010.
- 16-ounce packages of "THE BUFFALO GUYS ALL NATURAL GROUND BUFFALO 90% LEAN." These products have a lot number of 0147.
- 12-ounce packages of "GREAT RANGE BRAND ALL NATURAL BISON STEAK MEDALLIONS." These products have a "sell or freeze by" date of June 23 and June 24, 2010.
- 12-ounce packages of "GREAT RANGE BRAND ALL NATURAL BISON SIRLOIN STEAKS." These products have a "sell or freeze by" date of June 20, June 23 and June 24, 2010.
- 15-pound boxes of "ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATURAL MEATS, INC. BISON 10 OZ SIRLOIN STEAK." These products went to restaurants and bear a Julian Code of 0141.
- Various weight boxes of "BISON B TRIM." These products bear a production date of May 21, 2010 and a Julian Code of 14110. The boxes also state "KEEP REFRIGERATED."
E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and in the most severe cases, kidney failure. The very young, seniors and persons with weak immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact a physician.
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