Pasha Halal Poultry, doing business as Marcacci Meats, a Vineland, N.J., establishment, is recalling approximately 128 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The products subject to recall include:
* Various sizes of plastic-wrapped packages of "MARCACCI MEATS, GROUND BEEF."
* 10-pound boxes of "MARCACCI MEATS, GROUND BEEF."
The ground beef products were packed in foam containers and bear a package code of "8.12.09" as well as the establishment number "EST. 5913" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
These ground beef products were produced on Aug. 12, 2009, and were distributed to a consumer at the wholesale level in the Atlantic City, N.J., area, and packaged for sale to consumers at the retail level in Vineland, N.J.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers (including restaurants) of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
The problem was discovered by FSIS during microbiological sampling. FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products.