A California company has recalled approximately 34,373 pounds of organic ground beef after microbiological sampling revealed positive results for E. coli O157:H7.
First Class Foods, Inc. of Hawthorne, CA, said the ground beef was processed on Dec. 7 and Dec. 16, 2010, and shipped to retailers in California, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Washington state.
This is a Class I recall, signifying a high health risk, according to the news release posted Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. FSIS said it has not received reports of illnesses associated with the ground beef.
• 16-oz. packages of Nature’s Harvest Organic Ground Beef Brick sold singly with use- or freeze-by dates of Dec. 30, 2010 or Jan. 8, 2011.
• 16-oz. packages of Organic Harvest Organic Ground Beef Brick sold singly and in three-packs with use- or freeze-by dates of Dec. 28, 2010 or Jan. 6, 2011.
• 16-oz. packages of Nature’s Harvest Ground Patty containing four (4) 4-oz. patties with the use- or freeze-by dates of Dec. 30, 2010 or Jan. 8, 2011.
Each package label bears the establishment number “EST. 18895” as well as the identifying Pack Date of “10341 and 10350 Julian date.
When available, the retail distribution list will be posted on the <a href="http://www.fsis.usda.gov/