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Health alert: Beef patties may contain E. coli

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A public health alert has been issued concerning patties sent from Canada to the United States because they may contain E. coli.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service was notified by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency that ground beef patties associated with a Canadian health alert may have been exported to the United States

The products included are:

  • 10 lb. boxes of PRIME RIB BEEF PATTIES 8 oz, with product code 55317, and production code 11 NO 22
  • 10 lb boxes of PRIME RIB BEEF PATTIES 71g, with product code 55391 and bearing a production code of 11 SE 01 or 12 JA 04

If you are wondering if a product you purchased is safe you can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline (1-888-674-6854) can also be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.

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