SPRINGFIELD — A Macon County meat packing plant has voluntarily recalled about 90 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with bacteria, according to a state Department of Agriculture announcement.
Stewart Brothers of Decatur issued the recall because the products were made from beef trim potentially contaminated with E. coli that was subject to another recall announced by the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service on Sept. 28.
The products were produced Sept. 12 and went to local restaurants. Their packaging bears the Stewart Brothers' establishment number of 447 inside an Illinois seal of inspection, and was stamped with a code of 255 or 256, the announcement says.
The Illinois Department of Agriculture hasn't received any reports of illness associated with eating this ground beef. meat. Persons concerned they may have contracted a food-borne illness should call a doctor.
Consumers with questions about this recall should contact the company's representative, Jeff Stewart, at 422-7741 or the Illinois Department of Agriculture at 782-6684.