The Defense Commissary Agency has revised a product name on the list of frozen ground beef items pulled from its store shelves as part of the Topps Meat Co. recall. The recall began last week after the discovery that certain company products were contaminated with E. coli bacteria.
Agency food safety officials have identified and pulled from its shelves Mike’s 20 Seasoned Beef Patties, manufactured by Topps and previously listed in the recall as Topp’s 100% Pure Ground Beef Hamburgers under the UPC of 074701-00110.
Last week, DeCA removed three other products from commissary shelves as part of the Topps recall:
Topps 100% Pure Ground Beef hamburgers, 6 oz. (pub burgers), 3-pound boxes (UPC: 07470100045).
Topps 100% Pure Ground Beef Hamburgers, quarter pounders, 5-pound boxes (UPC: 074701-00055).
Topps 100% Pure Ground Beef Hamburgers, 12 quarter pounders (picnic), 3-pound boxes
E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration.
Consumers are advised to look for any of the recalled products in their freezers and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Sept. 25 the recall of more than 300,000 pounds of Topps frozen ground beef after health inspectors in New York determined that a cluster of illnesses in the Northeast was linked to E. coli contamination. By Saturday, the recall had expanded to include more than 21 million pounds of product.
Consumers with food safety questions can seek answers 24 hours a day at www.askkaren.gov.