Merkley and Sons Packing issues ground beef recall 1-pound and 5-pound packages of Ground Beef, 80% Lean due to E. coli

Merkley and Sons Packing (Jasper, Indiana) announced on its Facebook page that it recalled 1-pound and 5-pound packages of its “Ground Beef, 80% Lean” product sold in retail locations from June 7 to June 24. During routine testing, 80% lean fresh ground beef E. coli was found. Those packages were isolated and never made available for sale. However, because the company could not confirm the isolation of all packages, the recall was announced. There have been no reports of illnesses associated with the consumption of the product.@ is the online community for North American beef, pork and poultry processors.

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