The beef burger recall that has been mainstream news in Canada for the last few weeks is now moving south of the border as the first major U.S. distributor to be affected by the recall has been announced. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has reported the recall of 16,800 pounds of ground beef hamburger patties distributed by a Seattle company due to the risk of E. coli bacteria.
Sysco Seattle Inc. imported meat produced by New Food Classics, the Burlington, Ontario company at the center of the beef burger recall. Sysco intended to distribute their product to various restaurants in Texas, Arizona, Colorado and Washington, according to the USDA’s Food Safety reports. The report states that New Food Classics has reached out to Sysco proactively to recall the meat in the interest of extreme caution.
According to a report in The Seattle Times newspaper, none of the affected products were sold in grocery stores and were limited to products to be distributed to restaurants.
The following products distributed by Sysco Seattle Inc. were subject to recall:
- 10 lb boxes of prime rib beef patties 8 oz, with product code “55317,” and production code “11 NO 22.”
- 10 lb boxes of prime rib beef patties 71g, with product code “55391″ and bearing a production code of “11 SE 01″or “12 JA 04.”
Consumers with additional questions about this recall expansion can contact the USDA directly by calling Susan Linn at (832) 489-1799.
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