U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE
|Product(s) Recalled:||Purdy coarse ground beef for restaurants|
|Production Dates/Codes:||June 30, 1998 production|
|Problem/Reason for Recall:||E. coli O157:H7 contamination|
|How/When Discovered:||Sampled under
FSIS program on June 30, 1998.
Positive results reported on July 5, 1998.
|Federal Establishment:||Est. No. 4705
Purdy & Sons
Sherburne, N. Y.
|Recalling Firm/Company:||Purdy & Sons|
|Corporate Contact:||Jim Purdy, (607) 674-9360|
|Quantity Recalled:||220 pounds|
|Distribution:||Restaurants in New York|
|Recall Classification:||Class I|
|Recall Notification Level:||To user level|
|Press Release:||None: Restaurants only, not identifiable to consumers|
|Direct Notification Means:||Company sales representatives are contacting restaurants.|
|FSIS Followup Activities:||Effectiveness checks to be conducted. Sample to be taken from each supplier and tested for E. coli O157:H7.|
|Other Agencies Involved:||None|
|Date of Recall Meeting:||July 6, 1998|
|Recall Case Number:||EP-020-98|