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E. coli Recall: 500 Pounds of Ground Beef

A Georgia retailer is recalling approximately 500 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Wednesday.

The problem at Food Depot #24 of McDonough, GA, was discovered through routine FSIS monitoring, which confirmed a positive result for E. coli O157:H7, the FSIS said.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with the ground beef.

The recalled beef, produced on May 19, was sold at Food Depot #24 store, 560 Macon St., in McDonough.  The beef was sold in 1 lb. to 4 lb. tray packs with a “sell by” date of May 20, 2011.

Consumers with questions should contact the company’s corporate office at 770-474-5904. 

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