WASHINGTONColorado Foods Products of Greenwood Village, Colo. is recalling about 2,340 pounds of frozen beef trim on fears that it ahs been contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said that 60-pound bulk boxes of “BM-95 BONELESS BEEF.” Each shipping container bears the establishment number “Nicaragua 4” inside the Nicaraguan mark of inspection. The shipping label bears the item number “00003,” and pack date of “8-19-08.”

The beef trim came to the United States and was sent to distributors and establishments in California. These products were sent for further processing and will likely not bear the establishment number “Nicaragua 4” on products available for direct purchase.

The problem was discovered through FSIS microbiological sampling of imported product from a foreign company that was then sent to multiple importers of record in the United States. The agency has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product.


Source: Food Safety and Inspection Service