4,100 lbs. of Ground Beef Recalled in Hawai – E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination

Higa Meat & Pork Market of Honolulu, HI has ecalled about 4,100 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The following ground beef products are subject to recall:

  • 10-lb. bags of “HIGA MARKET-GROUND BEEF BULK” – 1 to 6 bags per carton/case.

Each case bears the establishment number “EST. 12457M” inside the USDA mark of inspection, as well as the identifying case code number: “291.” The products were produced on Oct. 17, 2012 and were distributed to restaurants in the Oahu, HI area.

The problem was discovered by FSIS and occurred as a result of the products testing positive for E. coli O157:H7 and being shipped prior to the company receiving test results. FSIS and the company have received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers and media with questions regarding the recall should contact the company’s Vice President, Sheldon Wright, at (808) 531-3591.

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The United States Department of Agriculture assists with agricultural recalls for produce, dairy and other products. Also see the FDA channel for more food recalls.

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