A press release was issued by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on August 28, 2010, stating that there is “42-pound cases of “GROUND BEEF FINE 90/10,” containing three (3) – approximately 14 pound chubs each. These products have a “use/freeze by” date of “07/01/10,” and an identifying product code of “W69032.” The recall was driven by Cargill Meat Solutions Corp., out of Wyalusing, Pa., who believes that this meat may be contaminated with E. Coli.
Those of you that should takes special care to avoid this meat are in Connecticut and Maryland. These are the two areas where the meat has been shipped. The other problem is that consumers may get the meat and freeze it and not be aware that they are in possession of the contaminated product.
Here’s the press release from the USDA. Read it carefully here. There are also helpful tips included about proper preparation of raw meat.