Beef from Colorado Springs company recalled because of possible E. coli

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A Colorado company recalled a number of ground beef and other beef products Tuesday because of possible E. coli contamination.

Ranch Foods Direct recalled about 2,600 pounds of beef products after at least one illness was reported in Colorado that might be related to the meat.

The products were produced on June 6, 7 and 8 and cover the following products:

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

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service said it was notified about an illness that happened when the person ate ground beef on June 12 that came from Ranch Foods Direct.

There is concern customers might have the meat products in their freezers. The products should not be consumed. Instead, they should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

The FSIS continues its investigation along with the Colorado Department of Public Health and the El Paso County Public Health Department.

E. coli is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps one to 10 days after exposure. Most people recover within a week, but some can develop a type of dangerous kidney condition.

This condition can occur among persons of any age but is most common in children younger than 5 years old and older adults. It is marked by easy bruising, pallor and decreased urine output. People who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.