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Grant Park Packing recalls raw ground beef

The products may be contaminated with E. coli O103

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Grant Park Packing of Franklin Park, Ill., is recalling approximately 53,200 pounds of raw ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli O103.

The Agriculture Department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state public health officials, are testing to determine if the recalled ground beef products are related to an E. coli O103 outbreak.

The following item, produced October 30-31, 2018, and November 1, 2018, is being recalled:

  • 40-lb. bulk cardboard boxes of “North Star Imports & Sales, LLC. 100% GROUND BEEF BULK 80% LEAN/ 20% FAT” marked “FOR INSTITUTIONAL USE ONLY” with lot code GP.1051.18 and pack dates 10/30/2018, 10/31/2018, and 11/01/2018.

The recalled products, bearing establishment number “EST. 21781” inside the USDA mark of inspection, were shipped to Minnesota for further distribution and Kentucky for institutional use.

What to do

Consumers should only consume ground beef that has been cooked to a temperature of 160°F using a food thermometer that measures internal temperature.

Consumers with questions regarding the recall may contact Darrin Bosell at (312) 421-4096.

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