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E.Coli Outbreak Prompts Ground Beef Recall

17 January 2013

US - A Wisconsin company is recalling approximately 2,532 pounds of raw ground beef products because it may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

Glenn’s Market and Catering from Watertown, Wisconsin is recalling various size packages of Glenn’s Market ground round, ground chuck and ground beef that were sold between 22 December last year and 4 January.

The products subject to recall were sold only at Glenn’s Market and Catering in Watertown, WI from the retail meat case.

FSIS was notified of an investigation of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses by the Wisconsin Division of Public Health on 10 January.

Working in conjunction with the Wisconsin Division of Public Health, three people affected by the outbreak strain have been identified in the state falling ill between 29 December and 1 January.

All three reported consuming raw ground round. Two consumed the product ground and purchased on 24 December and the third consumed the product ground and purchased on 30 December before falling ill.

FSIS is continuing to work with the Watertown Department of Public Health, the Wisconsin Division of Public Health, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the investigation.

FSIS and the company are concerned that some product may be frozen and still in shoppers’ freezers.

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