More than 100,000 pounds of frozen ground beef patties processed by Merced-based Richwood Meat Co. Inc. from April to May 2006 have been RECALLED after 3 children in Napa, CA were sickened by E. coli. The beef was distributed in California, Arizona, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
The products being recalled are hamburger patties and ground beef sold under the brands Fireriver, Chef’s Pride, Ritz Food, Blackwood Farms, California Pacific Associates, C&C Distributing, Golbon and Richwood.
So before you invite your neighbors over for a friendly BBQ, check your freezers and destroy these products, or take them back to the place you bought them.
An E. coli infection causes abdominal cramps and diarrhea which is no picnic. It typically goes away after 5-10 days, but there can be complications for kids, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems.
I don't know about you, but I can't deal with all these recalls anymore!