New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker today alerted consumers that Hamilton Corner Meat Market Inc., located at 1 Hamilton Place, New York, New York, is recalling all packages of in-store ground beef, in-store sliced deli turkey and in-store sliced deli ham sold on September 29, 2010, due to the presence of E. coli O157:H7.
The recalled products that include in-store ground beef, in-store sliced deli turkey and in-store sliced deli ham were all sold per order from the meat department and were coded with the date of purchase. The product was sold at retail only from the store’s only location at 1 Hamilton Place, New York, New York.
E. coli O157:H7 causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition can lead to serious kidney damage and even death. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall.
The contamination was discovered after follow-up sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets’ food inspectors and subsequent analysis by the New York State Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of E. coli O157:H7 in samples of the in-store ground beef, in-store sliced deli turkey and in-store sliced deli ham. As a result of the lab findings, food inspectors today seized and destroyed all non-prepackaged products in the meat case. The store voluntarily closed the deli and meat processing sections of the store.
Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled products from this store on September 29, 2010 are urged to discard the product or return the product to the place of purchase.