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March 25, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Company recalls beef patties due to possible contamination

A company is recalling 16,800 pounds of ground beef patties that may be contaminated with a potentially deadly type of bacteria called E.coli O157:H7. The meat was imported from Canada by Sysco Seattle, Inc. for distribution to restaurants in Washington, Arizona, Texas and Colorado.

A press release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says Sysco was informed of the possible contamination by its supplier, and began notifying customers March 20.

The recalled products are:

* 10-pound boxes of “PRIME RIB BEEF PATTIES,” 8 ounces, with product code 55317, and production code 11 NO 22.

* 10-pound boxes of “PRIME RIB BEEF PATTIES,” 71 grams, with product code 55391 and production code 11 SE 01 or 12 JA 04.

The patties were produced by New Food Classics of Burlington, Ontario.

E.coli O157:H7 can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration and kidney failure. It is particularly dangerous to children, older adults and people with weakened immune systems. Cooking beef to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F kills the bacteria.

Consumers with questions can call Susan Linn at Sysco Seattle, 832-489-1799.

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