The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today that Natural State Meat Company of Batesville, Arkansas is voluntarily recalling approximately 4,240 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The products subject to recall include:

  • Various sized bags (between one- and 25- pounds) of "Meacham Packing Company, HAMBURGER."
  • Various sized bags (between one- and 10-pounds) of "Meacham Packing Company, Beef Ground Chuck."

The ground beef products were produced on various dates between January 19 and 26, 2007 and were distributed to retail establishments and institutions in Independence County, Arkansas.