Recall: Hawaii firm recalls ground beef for possible E. coli contamination

May 9, 2008

Class I Recall, Health Risk: HIGH

Palama Holdings, LLC, a Kapolei, Hawaii, firm, is voluntarily recalling approximately 68,670 pounds of ground beef products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today. The ground beef products subject to recall were produced from April 9, 2008, through April 21, 2008. The products subject to recall were distributed to retail, food service establishments and commissaries in Hawaii.

E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. The very young, seniors and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.

For a complete list of products subject to recall go to:  http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_014_2008_Release/index.asp, call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHOTLINE.

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