All American Meat Inc. recalls beef products


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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Sunday that All American Meats, Inc., an Omaha, Neb. establishment, is recalling approximately 167,427 pounds of ground beef products that may be adulterated with E. coli O157:H7.

The ground beef items were produced on Oct. 16. The following products with the approximate weight are subject to recall:

  • 80-lb. boxes of “Ground Beef 80 percent Lean 20 percent Fat (Fine Grind)” with sell-by date Nov. 3 and case code 62100.
  • 80-lb. boxes of “Ground Beef 73 percent Lean 27 percent Fat (Fine Grind)” with sell-by date Nov. 3 and case code 60100.
  • 60-lb. boxes of “Ground Beef Round 85 percent Lean 15 percent Fat (Fine Grind)” with sell-by date Nov. 3 and case code 68560.
  • 60-lb. boxes of “Ground Beef Chuck 81 percent Lean 19 percent Fat (Fine Grind)” with sell-by date Nov. 3 and case code 68160.
  • 60-lb. boxes of “Ground Beef Chuck 81 percent Lean 19 percent Fat (Fine Grind)” with sell-by date Nov. 3 and case code 63130.
  • 80-lb. boxes of “Ground Beef Chuck 81 percent Lean 19 percent Fat (Fine Grind)” with sell-by date Nov. 3 and case code 63100.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 20420” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

The problem was discovered on Oct. 30 when a positive result for E. coli O157:H7 from FSIS’ in-commerce surveillance program testing was traced back to the establishment. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2–8 days (3–4 days, on average) after exposure to the organism. While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome. This condition can occur among persons of any age but is most common in children under 5-years old and older adults. It is marked by easy bruising, pallor and decreased urine output. Persons who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.

Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Shawn Buchanan at 402-734-6901.

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