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Ground Beef Recall Targets Western Restaurants

The USDA issued a recall Tuesday after a routine test found E. coli O157:H7 in beef from a California firm.

beef patties

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Beef patties, ground beef, taco and chili were included in the recall.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a recall for 377,775 pounds of ground beef products after a routine test found a sample positive for E. coli O157:H7.

Los Angeles firm Commercial Meat Co.  meat was produced between Sept. 7 and Oct. 6, and was shipped to restaurants in California and Nevada.

The meat in question includes cases of ground beef, ground beef patties, taco meat, and beef chili. Each case bears “EST. 4873″ inside the USDA mark.

No illnesses have been reported with the recall.

E. coli can cause food-borne illness, and symptoms of infection include severe cramping, bloody diarrhea and vomiting. Meat must be thoroughly cooked to avoid contamination — the USDA suggests to an internal temperature of 160 degrees.

Read More:

  • E. Coli Test Spurs 188-Ton Ground Beef Recall (Food Safety News)
  • Ground Beef Recalled Over E. coli Concerns (NBC News)
Liz Leslie

Liz Leslie is a journalist based in Bloomington, Indiana. When she's not writing about food, she's likely eating food. Or dreaming about food.

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