Saturday, October 6, 2007

Cargill Recalls Beef Due to Contamination

Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation is voluntarily recalling approximately 845,000 pounds of frozen ground beef patties produced at its Butler, Wis., location because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced.

More information on the recall by Cargill can be found HERE. Consumers with questions about the recall should call Cargill toll-free at (866) 567-7899. Media with questions about the recall should contact Mark Klein, vice president of public relations, at (952) 742-6211.

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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