TYSON UNIT RECALLS GROUND BEEF ON E.COLI RISK: USDA
Fri Mar 2, 2007 11:56PM EST
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tyson Fresh Meats, a Wallula, Washington
unit of Tyson Foods Inc., is voluntarily recalling about 16,743 pounds (7.6 tons) of ground beef that may be contaminated
with E.coli, the USDA said on Friday.
The problem was discovered through routine sampling at another federally inspected
establishment and the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service said it had received no reports of illness associated with
consumption of these products.
The ground beef was produced on February 16, 2007 and was sent to distributors
in Idaho, Oregon, Utah
E.coli is potentially a deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration.
The young, elderly and those with weakened immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.