Vineland, NJ-based Pasha Halal Poultry, doing business as Marcacci Meats, a Vineland, N.J., recalled approximately 128 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced late Monday.

While small, it is a Class 1, High Health Risk recall.

Products recalled include:

  • Various sizes of plastic-wrapped packages of "MARCACCI MEATS, GROUND BEEF."
  • 10-pound boxes of "MARCACCI MEATS, GROUND BEEF."

The ground beef products were packed in foam containers and bear a package code of "8.12.09" as well as the establishment number "EST. 5913" inside the USDA mark of inspection.

They were produced on Aug. 12, 2009, and were distributed to a consumer at the wholesale level in the Atlantic City, N.J., area, and packaged for sale to consumers at the retail level in Vineland, N.J.

The problem was discovered by FSIS during microbiological sampling. No illnesses have yet been associated with the recall.