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Manitoba_Rancher

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You call this food safety?



Emmpak Voluntarily Recalls Ground Beef

OMAHA (DTN) -- Emmpak Foods, Inc., of Milwaukee, Wis., is voluntarily recalling approximately 123,000 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with hydraulic fluid, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

The problem was discovered after FSIS received a consumer complaint. Anyone concerned about an injury from consumption of the products should contact a physician.

The following products have the sell by dates of 1/31/05, 2/1/05 or 2/2/05. Each package also bears the code, "Est. 20654" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The ground beef was distributed to retail stores in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.

Products subject to recall include:

1-pound packages of "GROUND BEEF, WITH NATURAL FLAVORINGS, 73/27."

1-pound packages of "EXTRA LEAN GROUND BEEF, WITH NATURAL FLAVORINGS, 96/4."

1-pound packages of "LEAN GROUND BEEF, WITH NATURAL FLAVORINGS, 93/7."

1-pound packages of "SIRLOIN GROUND BEEF, WITH NATURAL FLAVORINGS, 90/10."

1-pound packages of "CHUCK GROUND BEEF, WITH NATURAL FLAVORINGS, 80/20."

1-pound packages of "ROUND GROUND BEEF, WITH NATURAL FLAVORINGS, 85/15."

1-pound packages of "FRESH GROUND BEEF FOR CHILI, WITH NATURAL FLAVORINGS, 85/15."

The following two products bear a sell by date of 2/1/05. Each package also bears the code, "Est. 20654" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These products were distributed to retail stores in Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.

1-pound packages of "LAURA'S LEAN BEEF, GROUND BEEF, 8% FAT."

1-pound packages of "LAURA'S LEAN BEEF, GROUND ROUND, 4% FAT."

Consumers with questions about the recall should contact company Customer Service Representative Luke Miller at (866) 567-7899. Media with questions about the recall should contact company Director of Communications Mark Klein at (952) 742-6211.
 

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I like the part "with natural flavorings". Hydraulic oil is "natural" because it comes from the ground! LOL
 

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There was a plot in England where hydraulic fluid was used to poison orange juices and baby food. Was this meat "just" a contamination problem or was it intentional?
 

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Not sure but I dont think Id want hydraulic oil in my burgers! Doesnt lauras lean beef process Limo cattle?
 

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