Ground Beef Recall

January 12, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Rochester Meat Company, a Rochester, Minn., firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately 188,000 pounds of ground beef products because they may be contaminated with E. coli.The problem was discovered through an investigation initiated by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services and the California Department of Public Health into five illnesses in Wisconsin and one illness in California.

Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician.

The ground beef products subject to recall were produced on Oct. 30, 2007, and Nov. 6, 2007.

The products subject to recall were shipped to distributors nationwide for further distribution to restaurants and food service institutions.

These products were not available for purchase by consumers in retail establishments.