FDA orders ground beef recall at Valley Meats LLC in Coal Valley, Illinois
The danger of E. coli is in the news again! This time, the possible contamination with E. coli is associated with ground beef processed at Valley Meats LLC in Coal Valley, Illinois. The United States Department of Agriculture Safety and Inspection Service has issued a Class I Recall of certain ground beef products. A Class I Recall is merited when there is a likely possiblity that use of the product will cause serious health consequences, including death. E. coli is a poetentially deadly bacteria that can cause bloody diarrhea and kidney failure. The recalled products include, but are not limited to the following brands: 3S Brand Ground Beef Patties andChopped Beef Sirlion Steak Burgers; Grillmaster Brand beef patties; J&B Brand hoagie patties, tenderknit beef steaks, seasoned ground beef patties, tenderknit veal luncheon, and steak burgers; Klub Brand ground beef steaks; and Thick ‘N Savory Brand beef products.
All of the ground beef products were produced on March 10, 2009 and distributed nationwide. To date, illnesses have been reported in Illinois, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.