Ranch Foods Direct issued a recall for 2,600 pounds of beef

CHLOE

A Colorado Springs beef company recalled close to 2,600 pounds of beef product due to possible E. coli contamination, the Department of Agriculture announced yesterday.

The contaminated beef was produced by Good Food Concepts LLC, a.k.a. Ranch Foods Direct, a company which sources beef from antibiotic- and hormone-free Callicrate cattle. It supplies beef products to restaurants in Colorado Springs, Denver, Pueblo and St. Francis, Kansas.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service was notified of a possible E. coli related illness on July 14 and, with the help of the Colorado Department of Health and Environment and the El Paso Health Department, linked the illness to ground beef products from Ranch Foods Direct. As of July 12, one Colorado resident has fallen ill with the bacteria.

The health department urges consumers to check their freezers for frozen beef and only consume beef that has been uniformly heated over 160 degrees fahrenheit. If a contaminated product is found, the beef should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Is your beef contaminated?

If your Ranch Foods Direct beef label matches the following details, it could be contaminated with E. coli.

Packed on date:  June 6, 7 and 8

Establishment number: EST. 27316

Point of Purchase: Continental Deli in Denver, Ranch Foods Direct in Colorado Springs

Product details:

  • “Callicrate Beef Ground Beef: Beef 4-1 Ground Beef Patties 15# case.”
  • “Callicrate Beef Ground Beef: Beef 4-1 Ground Beef Patties 5# box.”
  • “Callicrate Beef Ground Beef: Beef 3-1 Ground Beef Patties 5# box.”
  • “Callicrate Beef Ground Beef: Beef 2-1 Ground Beef Patties 15# case.”
  • 1-lb. packages containing “Callicrate Beef Ground Beef: Beef Ground Beef 85% 1#.”
  • 1-lb. packages containing “Callicrate Beef Ground Beef: Beef Ground Beef 80% 1#.”
  • 1-lb. packages containing “Callicrate Beef Ground Beef: Beef Ground Beef Sirloin 90% 1#.”
  • “Callicrate Beef Ground Beef: Beef Ground Beef 85/15 1# x 20 Bundle.”
  • “Callicrate WAGYU Beef Ground Beef: WAGYU Ground Beef 1#.”
  • 1-lb. packages containing “Beef Stew Meat Tenderized.”
  • “Ranch Foods Direct Ground Beef 85/15.”
  • Packages containing “Ranch Foods Direct Ground Beef 80/20.”
  • “Ranch Foods Direct Ground Chuck.”
  • “Ranch Foods Direct 80% Lean 20% Fat 3/1 Patties NET WT. 15#.”
  • “Ranch Foods Direct 80% Lean 20% Fat 2/1 Patties 7 OZ NET WT. 15#.”
  • “Ranch Foods Direct 80% Lean 20% Fat 3/1 Patties NET WT. 5.0#.”
  • “Ranch Foods Direct 80% Lean 20% Fat 4/1 Patties NET WT. 15#.”
  • “Ranch Foods Direct 80% Lean 20% Fat 2/1 Patties NET WT. 15#.”
  • “Ranch Foods Direct 80% Lean 20% Fat 6/1 Patties NET WT. 15#.”
  • “Ranch Foods Direct Ground Beef (73/27).”
  • “Ranch Foods Direct Ground Tenderloin.”
  • Products identified as “Cowpool D 1/4.”
  • Products identified as “Cowpool A 1/8.”
  • “Chef’s Bundle: 4-Skirt Steak, 6- NY Strips, 6-Top Sirloin, 3-Chuck Roast, 2-Cube Steak, 15- Ground Beef 80% Lean 20% Fat.”
  • “Colorado Bundle: 4-Skirts Steaks, 4-Chuck Eye Steaks, 4-Top Sirloin, 2-Chuck Roast, 15- Ground Beef 80% Lean 20% Fat.”

    Multimedia business & healthcare reporter Chloe Aiello can be reached via email at 
    caiello@denverite.com or twitter.com/chlobo_ilo.

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