Check those ground beef in your freezer.
A Modesto based meat company has just announced the recall of about 1 million lbs of frozen ground beef due to possible e-coli contamination.
According to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), seven people have already been reported to have gotten e-coli from eating the said beef.
The product recall was made by Valley Meat Company and includes burger patties, Angus beef patties, soy patties and ground beef.
The affected products has the establishment number “EST. 8268” inside the USADA mark of inspection with production codes 27509 to 01210.
These products were produced between October 2, 2009 and January 12, 2010.
Consumers are advised to discard any products that in included in the recall and to be extra cautious in preparing their raw meat.
FSIS also advised consumers to cook meat to a temperature of 160⁰ F to make sure that harmful bacteria are killed.
If you have any questions about the product recall, you can call the Valley Meat helpdesk at (866) 221-6474 or click here for their website.