Before you fire up the grill, check your the beef burgers in your freezer to make sure they're not part of the 95,898 pounds of ground beef products recalled this week by an Illinois company. Valley Meats is recalling beef patties that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
Several brands were involved in the recall, including 3S, Grillmaster, J & B, Klub, Thick 'N Savory and Ultimate. The frozen beef patties bear the establishment number "EST. 5712" inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as an individual case code, which can be found on the recall notice. The products were produced on March 10, 2009, and distributed nationwide.