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Creation Gardens, Inc.; Image by Steve Coomes, https://insiderlouisville.com/

Creation Gardens, Inc., a Louisville, Ky., establishment has decided to recall “approximately 22,832 pounds of raw ground beef and beef primal cut products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157: H7.” The recall is a big deal because the company supplies beef to many restaurants throughout Louisville, and more than “1,500 restaurants in Lexington; Evansville, Ind.; Nashville; and Cincinnati.”

The recall was announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) earlier this month and includes a variety of different products, including:

  • 2, 20-lb. packages of “BEEF-GROUND COARSE 80/20” with product code 00297.
  • 48, 4-oz. packages of “BEEF-PATTIES ANGUS 4-1” with product code 00263. 
  • 48, 4-oz. packages of “BEEF-PATTIES ANGUS 4-1” with product code 11062.
  • 24, 10-oz. packages of “BEEF-PATTIES BLACK HAWK” with product code 97675.
  • 1, 60-lb. package of “BEEF-GROUND 80/20 W/SALT CK” with product code 00239.
  • 62, 60-lb. cases of “BEEF-GROUND BULK 80/20 W/SALT” with product code 00291.
  • 30, 6-oz. packages of “BEEF-PATTIES BLACK HAWK” with product code 97673. 
  • 30, 6-oz. packages of “BEEF-PATTIES STRIP-SHORT RIB” with product code 32100.
  • 1, 30-lb. packages of “BEEF-RIBEYE EXPORT BLACK HAWK” with product code 79684.
  • 24, 8-oz. packages of “BEEF-PATTIES BRISK-SHORT RIB” with product code 00274.
  • 30, 6-oz. packages of “BEEF-SIRLOIN C/C BLACK HAWK” with product code 00496.
  • 1 Case of “BFRESH-BEEF SLIDER 15-2 0Z” with product code 02374.
  • 30, 6-oz. packages of “BEEF, PATTIES 75/25 6 0Z STK PAC” with product code 00249.
  • 24, 10-oz. packages of “BEEF, PATTIES 75/25 10 0Z STK PA” with product code 00248.
  • 1, 10-lb. package of “BEEF-GROUND 80/20 HOUSE BRAND” with product code 00300.
  • 24, 7-oz. packages of “BEEF-PATTIES 100% NATURAL ANGU” with product code 00286.
  • 8, 8-oz. packages of “BFRESH-PATTIES BRISK/ SHORT RIB” with product code 02309.
  • 24, 7-oz. packages of “BEEF-PATTIES BLACK HAWK” with product code 77749.
  • 30, 6-oz. packages of “BEEF-SIRLOIN C/C BLACK HAWK” with product code 00496.
  • 24, 10-oz. packages of “BEEF-PATTIES BRISK-SHORT RIB” with product code 99943.
  • 1, 15-lb. package of “BEEF-RIBEYE LIPON BLACK HAWK” with product code 05471.
  • 24, 8-oz. packages of “BEEF-PATTIES ANGUS 2-1” with product code 00258.
  • 30, 5.3-oz. packages of “BEEF-PATTIES ANGUS 3-1” with product code 00261.
  • 1, 10-lb. package of “GROUND, BEEF 75/25 10#;” with product code 00232.
  • 1, 30-lb. package of “BEEF-RIBEYE EXPORT BLACK HAWK;” product code 79684.
  • 24, 8-oz. packages of “BEEF, PATTIES 75/25 2-1 STK PAC;” product code 00240.
  • 4, 10-lbs. packages of “BEEF-GROUND 80/20 HOUSE BRAND;” product code 00299.

So how can consumers tell if they have one of these recalled beef products? Well, the products were “produced on May 31, June 1 and June 2, 2017,” and “bear establishment number “EST. 7914” inside the USDA mark of inspection.” According to the FSIS, the recalled products were “shipped to food service locations in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee.”

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USDA Logo; Image Courtesy of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, https://www.fns.usda.gov/

Because E. coli is a potentially deadly bacterium, consumers “who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them.” Instead, they should be thrown out or returned for a refund. Symptoms of the disease include “dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps two to eight days after exposure.” According to USDA officials, “most individuals recover in a week.”

Those with questions about the recall can contact Rob Webber, at (1-800-600-8510). So far, Creation Gardens has not returned “multiple phone calls requesting comment.”

Sources:

Creation Gardens Inc. Recalls Ground Beef and Beef Primal Cut Products Due to Possible E. coli O157:H7 Contamination

Food supplier Creation Gardens recalls beef due to possible E. coli

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