Posted on: August 20, 2011
More hamburger patties are being recalled, this time because they could be contaminated with Listeria bacterium.
Fully cooked Angus ground beef steak patties from United Food Group are being recalled because they could be contaminated, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration . Approximately 7,875 pounds of the beef is being recalled.
The recalled beef includes:
- 22.5-pound cases of “FULLY COOKED BLACK ANGUS GROUND BEEF STEAK PATTIES,” with each case containing 75 individual 4.8-ounce patties.
The Vermont-based company that produces the beef said the contaminated meat was shipped to a single distributor in Southern California for further distribution to institutional users. The Listeria-contaminated beef was accidentally shipped when it was supposed to be held in a warehouse, according to the FDA.
As a North Charleston foodborne illness lawyer , I’m glad to hear that no reports of foodborne illness have been reported in connection to this recall. I hope this lessen teaches manufactures better safety measures to ensure contaminated food doesn’t get on the market. Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
If you have been injured by a recalled product, contact a personal injury lawyer in North Charleston .