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Food Safety Alert

October 10, 2008

Jessica A. Chittenden
518-457-3136
jessica.chittenden@agriculture.ny.gov

Market-In-The-Square Recalls УGround RoundФ Beef Due To Possible Health Risk

Market-in-the-Square, 940 Union Rd., West Seneca, NY, 14224, is recalling “Ground Round” beef because it may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E.coli O157:H7).

E.coli O157:H7 illness symptoms include severe abdominal cramps and diarrhea which may be watery and bloody.  Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS).  HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly.  The condition can lead to serious kidney damage and even death.  People with symptoms consistent with E. coli O157:H7 disease should contact their physician promptly.

The “Ground Round” beef was sold at retail only through the Market-in-the Square store and can be identified with a “sell by” date of Sep 6, 2008.

The recall was initiated after laboratory tests conducted by the New York State Department of Health, Wadsworth Center Laboratory, revealed the presence of E. coli O157:H7 in the “Ground Round” beef.

Consumers who discover that they have purchased Ground Round from the Market-in-the-Square store with a “sell by” date of Sep 6, 2008 are urged to discard the product or return it to the West Seneca location for a full refund.   

Photo: http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/FoodSafetyAlets/groundroundlabel.htm


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