Colorado Foods Recalls Frozen Beef Products
Colorado Foods Products, a Greenwood Village, Co., establishment, is recalling approximately 2,340 pounds of frozen beef trim that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The following product is subject to recall:
* 60-pound bulk boxes of "BM-95 BONELESS BEEF." Each shipping container bears the establishment number "Nicaragua 4" inside the Nicaraguan mark of inspection. The shipping label bears the item number "00003," and pack date of "8-19-08."
The frozen beef trim products were produced on Aug. 19, 2008, and were exported to the United States and then sent to distributors and establishments in California. These products were sent to establishments for further processing and will likely not bear the establishment number "Nicaragua 4" on products available for direct consumer purchase.
The problem was discovered through FSIS microbiological sampling of imported product from a foreign establishment that was then sent to multiple importers of record in the United States. FSIS has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product.
Consumers and media with questions about the recall should contact company representative Pamela Breese at (303) 409-8400.
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. Anyone with signs or symptoms of foodborne illness should consult a medical professional.