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USDA Announces Honolulu Company Beef Recall

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 11:24am

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says a Honolulu company is recalling more than 4,000 pounds of ground beef products distributed to Oahu restaurants because the products may be contaminated with E. coli.

The department's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Monday Higa Meat & Pork Market is recalling 10 pound bags of "Higa Market-Ground Beef Bulk."

The products were produced last Wednesday and distributed to restaurants on Oahu.

Each case is marked with the establishment number "EST. 12457M" inside the USDA mark of inspection. It also features an identifying case code number "291."

The service and the company haven't received any reports of anyone getting sick because they ate the beef.

E. coli is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration and kidney failure.

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