Raw Ground Beef Produced In IL Recalled For Possible E. Coli: Feds

ILLINOIS — Nearly 7,000 pounds of raw ground beef is being recalled from multiple Midwestern states, including Illinois, because of potential E. coli contamination stepping meat processed at a downstate meat company, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Valley Meats, based in Coal Valley, is recalling 6,768 pounds of raw ground beef products shipped to distributors in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Michigan, according to the news release.
The recall was announced Sunday after samples of ground beef products submitted to a third-party laboratory for microbiological analysis tested positive for E. coli O157:H7, according to the news release.

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The possibly contaminated ground beef was sold and produced on Dec. 22. Items recalled include:

  • 12-lb. box package containing “ANGUS GROUND BEEF PATTIES” with product code 1208PL, Run No. 3356GRDB, date code 231222, Use By 01/15/2024, and time stamps between 7:36:38AM to 08:00:48AM.
  • 16-lb. box packages containing “ANGUS GROUND BEEF PATTIES” with the product code 1253PL, Run No. 3356GRDB, date code 231222, Use By 01/15/2024, and time stamps between 7:25:50 AM to 08:00:36AM.
  • 28-lb. box package containing “Ground Beef Patties” with product code 72287, Run No. 3356GRDB, date code 231222, Use By 01/15/2024, and time stamps between 12:44:00PM to 12:54:32PM.
  • 28-lb. box packaging containing “Ground Beef Patties” with product code 72287, Run No. 3356GRDB, date code 231222, Use By 01/15/2024, and time stamp 1:02:55PM.
  • 24-lb. box packaging containing “Ground Beef Patties” with product code 72284, Run No. 3356GRDB, date code 231222, Use By 01/15/2024, and time stamps between 1:10:09PM to 1:10:17PM.
  • 13.5-lb. box packaging containing “GROUND BEEF PATTIES” with product code 1103, Run No. 3356GRDB, date code 231222, Use By 01/15/2024, and time stamps between 1:41:55:55PM to 1:57:53PM.
  • 20-lb. box packaging containing “GROUND BEEF” with product code 8515, Run No. 3356GRDB, date code 231222, and time stamps between 1:16:24PM to 1:31:15PM.
  • 40-lb. box packaging containing “GROUND BEEF” with product code 8020VP, Run No. 3356GRDB, date code 231222, and time stamps between 1:34:54PM to 2:00:49PM.

Recalled items also have “EST. 5712” inside the USDA mark of inspection on their packaging, according to the news release.

There have been no confirmed illnesses from consuming the products listed in the recall, according to the news release.

Officials are concerned restaurants and institutions may have some of the products in their refrigerators or freezers, and urged them to throw away any of the products or return it to where they bought it from, according to the news release.

Officials warned this strain of E. coli is a “potentially deadly bacterium” and can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea, and abdominal cramps for 2-8 days after exposure after consuming, according to the news release.

If you have questions about the recall, contact Valley Meats at (309) 799-7341, ext. 229, or email dmapes@valleymeatsllc.com.Consumers with food-related safety questions can call the USDA’s Meat and Poultry Hotline at 888-674-6854



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