Approximately 14,158 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled by Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, a meat processing company in Arkansas City, Kansas, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
The ground beef was shipped to distributors in Arizona, California, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington, and may have been repackaged and relabeled for retail sale to consumers. Creekstone Farms also sells meat to groceries and restaurants throughout the U.S.
The ground beef that is being recalled may have been contaminated by E. coli O157:H7 bacteria, according to a release from the FSIS.
The products being recalled have a, “EST. 27”, for establishment number 27, inside the USDA mark of inspection. They include:
BEEF FINE GRIND 81/19 NATURAL, containing 10-pound chubs (40-pound case). Product code: 80185.
BEEF CHUCK FINE GRIND 81/19 NATURAL, containing 10-pound chubs (40-pound case). Product code: 80285.
BEEF SIRLOIN FINE GRIND 91/9 NATURAL, containing 10-pound chubs (40-pound case). Product code: 80495.
BEEF FINE GRIND 90/10 NATURAL, containing 5-pound chubs (40-pound case). Product code: 85165.
BEEF FINE GROUND 93/7, containing 10-pound chubs (60-pound case). Product code: 86191.
According to the FSIS, there have been no reports of illness due to the consumption of the recalled ground beef.
In the release from FSIS, they advise consumers to “…only consume ground beef that has been cooked to a temperature of 160° F.” That is followed with “The only way to confirm that ground beef is cooked to a temperature high enough to kill harmful bacteria is to use a food thermometer that measures internal temperature.”