FDA recalls 4,663 pounds of contaminated ground sold by Rochester beef company.
Rochester, NY(NewYorkInjuryNews.com)–The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) www.usda.fsis.gov, a division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) www.usda.gov, a government regulatory agency, recalled ground beef products made by a western New York food company. The FSIS alerted consumers on May 4, 2009, after a routine testing procedure by federal regulators, on ground beef made by A&G Meat, tested positive for E. coli.
Alex & George Wholesale, Inc., based in Rochester, New York, who distributes ground beef food products to restaurants under the A&G Meat label, cooperated with the FSIS inspector’s recall of 4,663 pounds of ground beef possibly infected with E. coli. The potential contaminated meat products were produced, sold, and distributed to restaurants throughout western New York. No reports of consumer illness or injury associated with the ingestion of the alleged defective food product have surfaced.
Food poisoning can be caused by many different potentially harmful bacterium when ingested by humans. Symptoms of E. Coli infection can be bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and kidney failure. Foodborne illnesses typically infect the elderly, young children, and consumers with weakened immune symptoms. Healthy consumers are also at risk for developing food poisoning when exposed to harmful bacteria like E. coli. Restaurants who bought meat from the Rochester beef manufacturer must stop using the food immediately.
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