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Nearly 100K pounds of ground beef recalled following inspection at Utah facility

Nearly 100K pounds of ground beef recalled following inspection at Utah facility

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SALT LAKE CITY — Swift Beef Co. on Saturday issued a recall of nearly 100,000 pounds of raw beef recently processed at its northern Utah facility.

In a prepared statement, officials from the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said 99,260 pounds of raw ground beef produced at the Swift Beef Plant, 410 N 200 West in Hyrum, may have been contaminated with E. coli.

According to the statement, the contamination was discovered by FSIS inspectors on Nov. 15 and a recall was issued the following day.

All recalled items “bear establishment number ‘EST. 628’ inside the USDA mark of inspection,” the statement says, and include the following products:

  • 2,000 lb. - bulk pallets of Swift Ground Beef 81/19 (81 percent lean) Fine Grind Combo bearing product code 42982.
  • 8-10 lb. - plastic wrapped chubs of “blue ribbon BEEF” Ground Beef 81/19 (81 percent lean) Coarse Grind bearing product code 42410.
  • 8-10 lb. - plastic wrapped chubs of “blue ribbon BEEF” Ground Beef 93/07 (93 percent lean) Coarse Grind bearing product code 42413.
  • 8-10 lb. - plastic wrapped chubs of “blue ribbon BEEF” Ground Beef 85/15 (85 percent lean) Coarse Grind bearing product code 42415.
  • 8-10 lb. - plastic wrapped chubs of “blue ribbon BEEF” Ground Beef 73/27 (73 percent lean) Coarse Grind bearing product code 42510.

The FSIS statement says the affected items were shipped to retail distributors in California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

Anyone who thinks they may have been sickened by the contaminated meat is asked to contact their health care provider. More information on the recall can be found at www.fsis.usda.gov.

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Jordan Ormond is a deputy news director at KSL.com. She joined KSL.com in 2007 as a web producer and spent many years selecting, writing and editing news stories particularly important to Utah readers. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in broadcast journalism.

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