Tri State Beef, a Cincinnati, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 228,596 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued today.

The following product is subject to recall:

  • Combo bins of “TRI-STATE BEEF

The FDA has released their Form 483 (PDF), detailing several alarming and insanitary practices at Sally Jackson Cheese’s manufacturing facility that likely contributed to the current raw cheese E. coli O157:H7 outbreak among Washington, Oregon, Vermont, and Minnesota residents.

Among the more egregious findings:

  • The owner was observed throughout the day doing such things as stirring

Officials with Grand Traverse County Health Department have reported three probable cases of  Shigatoxin-producing E.coli in the past week.  Information was not provided on the specific strain, but the most common pathogenic strain of the bacteria is E. coli O157:H7.   According to this report, "All cases were in children and all three attended the Northwestern Michigan Fair