E.coli recall: Hamburger patties, ground beef sold in Oregon, other states
Apr 21,2007 00:00 by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources

Over 100,000 pounds of frozen hamburger patties and ground beef sold in Oregon, Arizona, California, Idaho and Washington have been recalled for possible E. coli contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Friday.

The beef products, produced by Richwood Meat Company of Merced, California, are packaged under several different brand names including Fireriver, Ritzfoodservice, Chef’s Pride, Blackwood Farm, California Pacific Associates, C & C, Richwood, and Golbon.

Consumers are advised to check their freezers, and if the products are found they should be destroyed or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Only products produced on April 28, 2006 are suspected of being contaminated with E. coli 0157:H7, described as a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration.  According to the FDA, the very young, seniors, and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.

The labels of the products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 8264” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Only products with a date code of 118-6 or 4/28/06 are subject to recall. Those products include:

• 10-pound boxes of “Fireriver Classic Ground Beef Patties, 80/20, Code: 1570985.”

• 10-pound boxes of “Fireriver Classic Beef/Sirloin & Beef, 80/20, Code: 3091816.”

• 10-pound boxes of “Ritzfoodservice Pure Beef Patties, 80/20, Code: 7720.”

• 10-pound boxes of “Chef’s Pride Pure Beef Patties, 80/20, Code: 7197.”

• 10-pound boxes of “Fireriver Pure Beef Patties, 75/25, Code: 1514595.”

• 10-pound boxes of “Blackwood Farm Ground Beef 80/20, Code: 7782.”

• 10-pound boxes of “Ritzfoodservice Ground Beef Patties, 80/20, Code: 7711.”

• 10-pound boxes of “California Pacific Associates Ground Beef Patties 80/20, Code: 4115.”

• 10-pound boxes of “Chef’s Pride Ground Beef Patties, 80/20, Code: 7161.”

• 10-pound boxes of “C&C Distributing Ground Beef Patties, Code: 7123.”

• 10-pound boxes of “Richwood Meat Company Ground Beef Patties, 80/20, Code: 7171.”

• 10-pound boxes of “Golbon Ground Beef Patties, Code: 7293.”

• 10-pound boxes of “Chef’s Pride Ground Beef Patties, 80/20, Code: 7163.”

• 10-pound boxes of “Richwood Ground Beef Patties, 80/20, Code: 7173.”

• 20-pound boxes of “Fireriver Classic Ground Beef Patties, 80/20, Code: 1494426.”

• 10-pound boxes of “Fireriver Beef Patties, 80/20, Code: 1120039.”

• 10-pound boxes of “Fireriver Beef Patties, Code: 3059227.”

• 10-pound boxes of “Fireriver Classic Ground Beef Patties, 80/20, Code: 1120229.”

• 10-pound boxes of “Richwood Meat Company Beef Patties, Code: 4506.”

• 12-pound boxes of “Richwood Meat Company Beef Patties, 80/20, Code 4078.”

• 12-pound boxes of “Richwood Meat Company Beef Patties, 80/20, Code 4082.”

• 18-pound boxes of “Fireriver Classic Ground Beef Patties, 80/20, Code: 9064890.”

• 18-pound boxes of “Fireriver Classic Ground Beef Patties, 80/20, Code: 9064890.”

• 18-pound boxes of “Fireriver Classic Ground Beef Patties, 80/20, Code: 9064536.”

• 14-pound boxes of “Richwood Meat Company Ground Beef Patties, Code: 4079” 

• 2.66-pound bags of “Richwood Meat Beef Sirloin & Beef Patties, Code: 4094.”

• 3-pound packs of “Richwood Meat Pure Beef Patties, Code: 4098.”

• 5-pound packs of “Richwood Beef Patties, Code: 4170.”

• 18-pound boxes of “Richwood Meat Company Ground Beef Patties, 80/20, Code 4048.”

• 18-pound boxes of “Fireriver Classic Ground Beef Patties, 80/20, Code: 9064676.”

• 18-pound boxes of “Richwood Meat Company Pure Beef Patties, 80/20, Code: 4047.”

• 18-pound boxes of “Richwood Meat Company Ground Beef Patties, 80/20, Code: 4081.”

• 13.33-pound boxes of “Richwood Meat Company Pure Beef Patties, 80/20, Code: 4077.”

• 20-pound boxes of “Fireriver Classic Ground Beef Bulk, 80/20, Code: 2011062.”

• 10-pound boxes of “Fireriver Classic Ground Beef Bulk, 80/20, Code: 1120245”

• 20-pound boxes of “Fireriver Classic Ground Beef Bulk, 80/20, Code: 6378772”

• 20-pound boxes of “Fireriver Classic Ground Beef Bulk, 85/15, Code: 7709090”

• 10-pound boxes of “Ritzfoodservice Ground Beef Patties, 80/20, Code: 4731.”

• 10-pound boxes of “Chef’s Pride Ground Beef, 80/20, Code: 4169.”

• 20-pound boxes of “Richwood Meat Company Pure Ground Beef, 80/20, Code: 4240.”

• 48-pound boxes of “Richwood Meat Company Pure Beef Bulk, 80/20, Code: 4187.”

• 20-pound boxes of “Richwood Meat Company Beef Patty Bulk, Code: 4686.”

• 20-pound boxes of “Fireriver Classic Beef Patty Bulk, Code: 1002575”