Tyson Fresh Meats today recalled more
than 40,000 pounds of ground beef.
Samples tested at a Sherman, Texas, plant showed signs of E.
coli contamination in meat shipped to Wal-Mart stores in 12 states.
No illnesses had been reported.
The recalled products were sent to Wal-Mart stores in Alabama,
Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi,
Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.
Wal-Mart has removed the products from its meat cases and is
destroying the recalled ground beef still in its possession.
Tyson has recalled 40-thousand, 440 pounds of ground beef, all
of which had sell-by dates of June 13th. The ground beef was sold
in prepackaged trays that were placed directly into the meat case.
The recalled products include:
-one and a-half pound trays of Angus steak burger all natural,
85/15, 6 1/4-pound patties;
-one and one-third pound trays of Angus steak burger all
natural, 85/15, extra thick, 4 1/3-pound patties;
- two and a-quarter pound trays of 73/27 all-natural ground
- five and a-half pound trays of 73/27 all-natural ground beef.
On the Net:
Tyson Foods Inc.: www.tyson.com