Almost 400 tonnes of beef recalled on E.coli fears

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US company Huntington Meat Packing Inc said it has recalled 390 tonnes of ground beef on fears it could be contaminated with E.coli.

The California-based firm said some of the meat recalled was processed almost two years ago.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said the first of the tainted batches of meat was produced at the company’s plant between 5-15 January and shipped mainly to Californian outlets.

A follow up inspection had revealed that meat shipped in 2008 could also have been affected. This batch was produced from Feb. 19, 2008, to May 15, 2008. It also had been shipped to distribution centres, restaurants and hotels within California, the notice said.

"While these products are normally used fresh, the establishment is taking this action out of concern that some product may still be frozen and in commerce," it said.

The FSIS said there had been no reports if illness as yet.

Related topics: Food Safety & Quality

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