Processing Magazine

Texas company recalls 40,000 pounds of ground beef

September 27, 2011

WASHINGTON — Amarillo, Texas-based Palo Duro Meat is recalling 40,000 pounds of frozen ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture‚Äôs Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

Produced on Sept. 9, the 40-pound boxes of ground beef were to be distributed to six school districts in Georgia associated with the National School Lunch Program.

The problem was discovered by the company after a review of lab results that confirmed a positive result for E. coli O157:H7 on September 22 and may have occurred as a result of a sample tracking error that allowed the product in question to be inadvertently shipped into commerce.

No illnesses related to the tainted beef have been reported.