By Ann Bagel Storck for Meatingplace. Used by permission.
The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) announced last week the voluntary recall of packages of 85 percent lean ground beef product purchased at 10 commissaries between May 1 and May 14, because of possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination.
The recall likely involves no more than 10,000 pounds of product, a DeCA official told Meatingplace.com.
The commissaries are Great Lakes, Ill.; Fort McCoy, Wis.; Bolling Air Force Base, D.C.; Carlisle Barracks, Pa.; Fort Monmouth, N.J.; Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst, N.J.; Naval Submarine Base New London, Conn.; Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa.; Fort Carson, Colo.; and Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
Commissary customers who purchased 85 percent lean ground beef product at any of these commissaries May 1 through May 14 should stop consuming it, DeCA said. They can return the product or throw it away and bring their receipt to any DeCA commissary for a full refund.
The recall was prompted by microbial test results conducted by the Department of Defense Veterinary Food Analysis and Diagnostic Laboratory on beef sent by a supplier to the commissaries involved in the action, said DeCA food safety officials.