Friday, December 28, 2007

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Public Health Alert
from FSIS

American Fresh Foods
official site
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The Food Safety and Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a public health alert after a trailer carrying nearly 15,000 pounds of ground beef was stolen.

The trailer belongs to Fort Worth-based Texas American Food Services Corporation. Officials are worried the beef may be contaminated with E. coli, a potentially dangerous bacteria that can cause food poisoning, bloody diarrhea and dehydration.

No illnesses have been reported.

The packaged beef, sold under the brand name American Fresh Foods, has the following establishment number inside the USDA mark of inspection: EST. 13116. The products were produced on Dec. 19.

Call the company's hotline at 800-724-1136 if you have any questions about the recall.



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