Beef recall over E-Coli concerns

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A Kansas beef plant issues a recall over E-Coli concerns.  More than 22,000 pounds of ground beef has been recalled from National Beef Packing Company in Liberal.

The recall affects ten-pound packages with a “use OR sell by date” of June 14th.

  • 10 lb. packages of “National Beef” 80/20 Coarse Ground Chuck, package code “0481.”
  • 10 lb. packages of “National Beef” 81/19 Coarse Ground Beef, package code “0421.”
  • 10 lb. packages of “National Beef” 80/20 Fine Ground Chuck, package code “0484.”

The beef was packed last month and shipped to stores, but the contamination was found during a routine inspection.

So far, no one has reported getting sick.

Consumers with questions should contact the company at (877) 857-4143 for details about the recall and their return and reimbursement policy.  Media with questions regarding the recall should contact the company’s spokesperson, Keith Welty, at (816) 713-8631.  Additional information can be found at www.nationalbeef.com.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

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