Tyson recalling 40,000 pounds of beef sold in 12 states

Tyson recalling 40,000 pounds of beef sold in 12 states
By: Heartland News & Associated Press
SPRINGDALE, Ar. -- Tyson Fresh Meats has recalled more than 40,000 pounds of ground beef.
Samples tested at a Sherman, Texas, plant showed signs of E- coli contamination in meat shipped to Wal-Mart stores in 12 states including Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee.
No illnesses had been reported.
Wal-Mart has removed the products from its meat cases and is destroying the recalled ground beef still in its possession.
Tyson has recalled 40,440 pounds of ground beef, all of which had sell-by dates of June 13th. The ground beef was sold in prepackaged trays that were placed directly into the meat case.
The product was produced on June 2. Each package bears the establishment code EST 244S as well as a "use or freeze by" code date of June 13, 2007. Specific products being recalled include:
  • 1 1/2 pound trays of Angus steak burger all natural, 85/15, 6¼-pound patties;
  • 1 1/3 pound trays of Angus steak burger all natural, 85/15, extra thick, 4 1/3-pound patties;
  • 2 1/4 pound trays of 73/27 all-natural ground beef; and
  • 5 1/2 pound trays of 73/27 all-natural ground beef.
Customers with questions can call Tyson at (800) 233-6332 or Wal-Mart at (800) 925-6278
(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)