Tyson Fresh Meats has recalled more than 131,000 pounds of E. coli-tainted ground beef, some of which was delivered to Dover Air Force Base.
The recall affects meat distributed to Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Illinois, Indiana, Montana, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin. In Delaware, the company says the only bad meat was sent to the Air Force base. The base commissary received three boxes of the 73 percent, 3-pound chubs.
The Delaware Division of Public Health hasn’t heard any reports of illness associated with eating the tainted meat. Anyone who is concerned that they might have become ill from eating the bad meat should call the Public Health hotline at 1-888-295-5156 or 302-744-1033.
The meat was produced on August 23 in Emporia, Kansas, and is stamped with the code “EST 245D” and “best Before or Freeze By SEP 12, 2011.”
You can find more information about E. coli, including symptoms of exposure which can be fatal, on the Division of Public Health Website.