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Nearly 43,000 pounds of ground beef recalled for possible E. coli contamination

The ground beef products were sold in stores across the country.

A meat producer is recalling 42,922 pounds of ground beef products because of a possible E. coli contamination. 

The products were produced on June 1 by New Jersey-based Lakeside Refrigerated Services and were shipped to retail locations nationwide, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service

The products were sold under the brand names Marketside Butcher and Thomas Farms. Marketside Butcher products are sold at Walmart.

The USDA classified the recall as a "Class I," which means it is "a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death." 

The following products are affected by the recall: 

  • 1-lb. vacuum packages containing “MARKETSIDE BUTCHER ORGANIC GRASS-FED GROUND BEEF” and a use or freeze by date of 07/01/20 and lot code P-53298-82.
  • 1-lb. vacuum packages containing four ¼ lb. pieces of “MARKETSIDE BUTCHER ORGANIC GRASS-FED GROUND BEEF PATTIES” and a use or freeze by date of June 27, 2020 and lot code P-53934-28.
  • 3-lb. vacuum packages containing three 1 lb. pieces of “MARKETSIDE BUTCHER ORGANIC GRASS-FED GROUND BEEF 93% LEAN / 7% FAT” and a use or freeze by date of 07/01/20 and lot code P53929-70.
  • 1-lb. tray packages containing four ¼ lb. pieces of “THOMAS FARMS GRASS-FED GROUND BEEF PATTIES 85% LEAN / 15% FAT” and a use or freeze by date of 06/25/20 and lot code P53944-10.
  • 4-lb. tray packages containing 10 ¼ lb. pieces of “THOMAS FARMS GRASS-FED GROUND BEEF PATTIES 80% LEAN / 20% FAT” and a use or freeze by date of 06/25/20 and lot code P53937-45.
  • 1-lb. vacuum packages containing four ¼ lb. pieces of “THOMAS FARMS GRASS-FED GROUND BEEF PATTIES 85% LEAN / 15% FAT” and a use or freeze by date of 06/27/20 and lot code P53935-25.
  • 1-lb. vacuum packages containing “VALUE PACK FRESH GROUND BEEF 76% LEAN / 24% FAT” and a use or freeze by date of 07/01/20 and lot code P53930-18.

There have been no confirmed cases of E. coli connected to this recall, FSIS said. 

Credit: FSIS

You can see photos of the labels here. 

Consumers can contact the Lakeside Processing Center Call Center at (856) 832-3881 with questions.