Friday, June 8, 2007

Tysons: Food Recall

News reports indicate report that Tyson Fresh Meats Inc., the red meat division of Spingdale-based Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling 40,440 pounds of ground beef due to E. coli O157:H7.

The Tyson Foods recall action involves product bearing the establishment code EST 244S as well as a "use or freeze by" code date of June 13, 2007. The product was produced on June 2.

The only retail supplier to receive the recalled ground meat is Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

The affected product was distributed to Wal-Mart stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.

Customers with questions may call Tyson Foods at (800) 233-6332 or Wal-Mart at (800) 925-6278.

Consumers who want to stay informed on food recalls can visit the USDA website to see the latest recall information,

The USDA offers a number of educational programs and websites to assist consumers in safe preparation of foods. Visit an overview HERE.


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