Another Meat Recall Issued in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 01/16/2013
A Watertown company that sells meat products is recalling over 2,500 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced on Tuesday that Glenn's Market and Catering is recalling various size packages
of its ground round, ground chuck and ground beef sold between December 22 and January 4.
The company says the products subject to recall were sold only at its Watertown store.
FSIS was notified of an investigation of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses by the Wisconsin Division of Public Health last week. Working in conjunction with the Wisconsin Division of Public Health, three case-patients with the outbreak strain have been identified in the state with illness.
The agency and the company are concerned that some product may be frozen and in shoppers' freezers.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to ensure that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
In late December, True Taste, LLC of Kenosha issued its own voluntary recall of its vacuum packaged fish products because it had the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. No illnesses were reported in that recall, but the company
initiated it as a safety precaution.