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Spoiled Ground Beef Recalled

Approximately 226,400 pounds of ground beef is being recalled because the company may have sold it when the food was already spoiled, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

One Great Burger, of Elizabeth, N.J., is recalling the beef due to customer complaints of discoloration and off-odors in the products.

The affected products include:

•20 lbs. boxes of “ONEGREAT HAMBURGERS” with “ITEM #02044” labeled on the front as well as “KEEP FROZEN.”

Consumers can distinguish their recalled product through the establishment number “EST. 34575” within the USDA mark of inspection on the packaging. The products were produced between Jan. 2010 and May 2010 and contain “PACKED ON” dates ranging from July 2010 to Nov. 2010. The products were distributed to institutions in California and Oregon.

There have been no illnesses reported so far in connection to this recall.

As a Seattle foodborne illness attorney, I’m glad there have been no reported illnesses in connection with this recall. I hope the company, along with the FSIS, is able to figure out what went wrong with this situation and how spoiled ground beef was allowed on the marketplace so an incident like this doesn’t occur again.

If you have been injured in a food poisoning outbreak, contact a Seattle personal injury attorney.