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Organic beef products sold in NC recalled

Posted December 30, 2010

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— A California company is recalling 34,000 pounds of organic beef products that might be contaminated with E. coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Services said Thursday.

The products were produced from Dec. 7-16 and were shipped to retailers in six states, including North Carolina.

First Class Foods, Inc., of Hawthorne, Calif., said no illnesses have been reported from the products. The problem was discovered through company microbiological sampling.

The products subject to recall include:

  • 16-oz. packages of “NATURE’S HARVEST ORGANIC GROUND BEEF BRICK” sold singly with one of the following “USE or FREEZE by” dates: “12/30/10” or “01/08/11"
  • 16-oz. packages of “ORGANIC HARVEST ORGANIC GROUND BEEF BRICK” sold singly and in three-packs with one of the following “USE or FREEZE by” dates: “12/28/10” or “01/06/11"
  • 16-oz. packages of NATURE’S HARVEST GROUND PATTY” containing four (4) 4-oz. patties with the following “USE or FREEZE by” date: “12/30/10” or “01/08/11”

Each package label has the establishment number "EST. 18895" as well as the identifying Pack Date of “10341 and 10350 Julian date.

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