||CLASS I RECALL
||HEALTH RISK: HIGH
Congressional and Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, August 6 - S&S Foods LLC., an Azusa, Calif., firm, is recalling
approximately 153,630 pounds of frozen ground beef products because they may be contaminated with
E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service
The following products subject to recall include:
- 30-pound boxes of “742798 MFST, 100% GROUND BEEF BULK, 80/20, 1LB. BRICK.”
These boxes of frozen ground beef products bear the establishment number “EST. 20375” inside the
USDA mark of inspection, and a case code beginning “06238” ink-jet printed on the side of the box.
This product was intended for food service and institutional use and not for direct retail
The problem was discovered through a joint epidemiological investigation by FSIS and the Virginia
Department of Health as well as product testing by the Virginia Department of Health.
These ground beef products were shipped to distribution centers located in Milwaukee, Wis., and
E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea,
dehydration, and in the most severe cases, kidney failure. The very young, seniors and persons
with weak immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.
FSIS has received 11 reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product. Anyone with
signs or symptoms of foodborne illness should consult a medical professional.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact Keith Dunning at (626) 625-2039. Media
with questions should contact Jeff Grohs, company Vice President of Business Development at (626)
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available
24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854)
is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday.
Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.