There’s a Class 1, High Health Risk recall of 13,275 pounds of ground beef underway in the Trenton, N.J. area due to possible contamination with E. coli 0157:H7.

The recall involving Dutch’s Meat, Inc. of Trenton was announced Sunday (6/8/08) by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The ground beef was sold in ten-pound plastic bags, vacuum-packed bags, and boxes with “EST” 5424 inside the USDA mark of inspection. Packing dates of May 27 through June 6, 2008 are stamped on the bag label or box. Dutch’s Meat sold the ground beef in ten-pound packages to restaurants and food service institutions in the Trenton area.

E. coli was found through routine FSIS testing. No illnesses have yet been associated with the recall.

This is the third recall involving beef in the last month. A May 8th recall of 68,700 pounds of beef involving Palama Holdings in Hawaii and a May 16th recall of an underdetermined amount of product from JSM Meat Holdings in Chicago remain as federal open cases.

Philadelphia’s Channel 10, an affiliate of NBC, has a story with company comment included here.