WASHINGTON – Palama Holdings LLC of Kapolei, Hawaii has voluntarily recalled approximately 68,670 pounds of ground beef products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said that the following products are subject to recall:
  • 6- and 10-pound boxes containing 1/4-pound and 1/3-pound "May's Teriyaki Beef Patties." The boxes include a product code of "157400," "157600," or "157700," as well as a production date of "4/9/2008," "4/10/2008," "4/11/2008," "4/15/2008," "4/16/2008," "4/17/2008," "4/18/2008," or "4/21/2008." Each box bears the establishment number "EST. 11077" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
  • 24-pound bulk boxes of "May's Beef Picnic Patties." The boxes will include product code "158700" as well as a production date of "4/11/2008" or "4/18/2008." Each box bears the establishment number "EST. 11077" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
  • 10-pound boxes of "May's Beef Pattie, 3:1 Layer Pack." These boxes include the product code "158325" as well as a production date of "4/10/2008," or "4/17/2008." Each box bears the establishment number "EST. 11077" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
  • 3-pound trays of "May's GROUND BEEF Family Pack." The packages include the product code "410751," as well as the production date "4/16/2008." The packages also bear the establishment number "EST. 11077" inside the USDA mark of inspection.
  • 5- and 10-pound chubs of May's brand coarse ground and fine ground beef products. These products bear a product code of "141115," "141120," "143915", "141420," "144150," "144155," "144200," "144205," "144209," "145410," "145420," "151115," "151415," "151430", or "153220." The products will also bear a production date of "4/9/2008," "4/15/2008," "4/16/2008," "4/17/2008," "4/18/2008," or "4/21/2008."

The FSIS said that the bulk pack chubs of ground beef products may have been distributed for further processing and therefore may not bear the recalling firm's establishment number "EST. 11077" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were distributed in Hawaii.

The agency said that the issue had been discovered by the company’s own testing. There were no reports of illness related to the products.

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